So it started.. the pumpkin recipes! And what better way to start than a Vegan Pumpkin Protein Bar! They're a yummy and filling afternoon snack that goes great with a good cup of tea!

Pumpkin Protein Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Serves

8

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil (melted)
  • 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla flavor drops
  • 1/2 cup vanilla vegan protein blend
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice (ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves)
  • Pinch salt
  • Toppings: Melted chocolate, pumpkin seeds
 
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Preparation

  1. Combine almond butter, pumpkin puree, melted coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla in a medium sized bowl and mix until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. (Dough should be almost play-dough like.)
  3. Place dough in a lined 8″ x 4″ baking pan and firmly press down using a spatula.
  4. Refrigerate for an hour, or until set.
  5. Remove from fridge and cut into 8 pieces.
  6. Optional: top with melted chocolate, chopped pumpkin seeds and bee pollen. Store in fridge or freezer.
 
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