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Pumpkin Blueberry and Cranberry Pecan Protein Bars

A moist and delicious pumpkin protein bar with nuts, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, and lots of cinnamon and spices!
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 bars
Author Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. natural applesauce
  • 1 -15 oz. can pumpkin puree
  • 4 egg whites or 1/2 c. pasteurized egg whites
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened almond milk or water
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 c. oat flour
  • 2 generous scoops vanilla protein powder sometimes I use a Cinnabun flavor by Trutein
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 c. dried blueberries
  • 1/2 c. dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, applesauce, pumpkin, egg whites, almond milk, and vanilla.
  2. In another large bowl, combine oat flour, protein powder, spices, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, and mix until just combined.
  4. Stir in nuts, blueberries, and cranberries.
  5. Spread into a greased 9x13 pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 min, or until edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
  7. Cool. Cut into bars. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

My favorite brands of protein powder to bake with are Trutein and BSN Lean Dessert protein. I typically make these with Trutein's Cinnabun or Vanilla flavors.