Pumpkin Protein Bars

KristineGluten Free, Protein Bars, Recipes, Snacks16 Comments

Well its that time of year and I’m loving everything pumpkin! After some trial and error, I’ve created a protein bar with my beloved pumpkin and its super yummy.  You can also make it a couple different ways (to save calories even more!). View the video of the recipe HERE.

Makes 16 bars

1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup Krisda stevia baking formula* (or 5-6 packets of stevia)
1/4 cup agave syrup or honey* (can’t omit this as it affects texture)
1/2 cup canned pumpkin (make sure its not the pie filling!!!)
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup old fashioned oats
3 scoops low carb, low sugar vanilla protein powder
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

* Notes:
– If you can’t find Krisda Baking Formula, other options include: NuNaturals Baking Blend, or packets of stevia. Or your favorite sugar substitute.
– For a chewier bar use 1/2 cup agave or honey and omit stevia, but this will increase the sugar content


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium sized pot add peanut butter, stevia, agave syrup & pumpkin.  Stir together on low-medium heat until combined.  Remove from heat.  Add oats, spices, protein powder & chopped walnuts.

Spread mixture into an 8×8 greased dish or pan….it will be sticky.  Place in oven for 12-15 minutes until it starts to brown around the outside and sets in the middle (careful not to over-cook or it will be dry)  Let cool and cut into 16 square bars.  Store in sealed container in fridge.

Nutrition (per 2 bars)

Using stevia  Calories: 210  Fat: 12g  Carbs: 17g  Sugars: 9g  Fibre: 3g  Protein: 15g

Using all agave syrup or honey (for a chewier bar)  Calories: 274  Fat: 13g  Carbs: 28g  Sugars: 17g  Fibre: 3g  Protein: 15g