Looking for a quick way to get some extra fiber in your diet? Try these homemade Protein Pumpkin Fiber Bars! This baked protein bar recipe is loaded with seasonal flavor, easy to make your own, and packed with great macros.
Start this one by taking out either a food processor or blender and making your own homemade oat flour. If you don’t have either, here’s a link to the food processor we’ve been.
Homemade Oat Flour
To make homemade oat flour all you need to do is process or blend 2 cups (or however much you need) of rolled oats until they look like flour. Easy, right?
Don’t have rolled oats or oat flour? Use whatever flour you have!
Add into your food processor the oat flour you just made, 3 extra large egg whites or 4 large egg whites, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves, 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree, 1 1/2 tablespoons of chia seeds, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup of unsweetened apple sauce, 1/2 cup of unsweetened milk substitute or fat free milk, 1/4 cup of your choice sweetener, and 3 scoops of a vanilla or natural flavored protein powder.
Process or blend all of those ingredients together until your protein pumpkin fiber bars mix is smooth.
Did you know that chia seeds are a great source of fiber with 5 grams per serving!
Optionally lightly mix/fold into your mix some chocolate chips, dried fruit, sprinkles, nuts, etc.
Take out a baking dish, coat it with some non-stick cooking spray, and pour your mix in. I used a 9 1/2”x13 1/2” dish today.
Remember to adjust your cooking time accordingly if you’re using a bigger or smaller dish. Keep in mind that the thicker your bars are, the longer they’ll take.
Optionally top your bars with some chocolate chips, dried fruit, sprinkles, or nuts like we did today.
Put your protein pumpkin fiber bars into the oven on 350F/176C for around 30-35 minutes or until they pass the toothpick test!
Remove them from the oven, let them cool, and top them! Peanut butter, jelly, cream cheese, Greek yogurt, or give your bars even more protein by topping them with some High Protein Frosting!
Protein Pumpkin Fiber Bars
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- 2 Cups Rolled Oats
- 3 Extra Large Egg Whites - or 4 Large
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
- ¼ Teaspoon Salt
- ½ Teaspoon Ground Cloves
- ½ Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- 1 ½ Teaspoons Ground Ginger
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 15 Ounces Pumpkin Puree
- 1 Tablespoon Honey
- ½ Banana
- ½ Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
- 1 ½ Tablespoons Chia Seeds
- 4 Ounces Milk Substitute - or Milk
- ¼ Cup Sweetener
- 3 Scoops Protein Powder - Natural or Vanilla
- Process or blend your Rolled Oats until they look like flour
- Continue by adding all of your ingredients into either your food processor or blender
- Process or blend until everything is mixed together
- Take out a baking pan and spray it with non-stick cooking spray
- Spread your mix evenly
- Top with whatever you want
- Bake them on 350F/176C for 30-35 minutes
- Calories: 1419
- Fat: 19g
- Saturated Fat: 5g
- Sodium: 1208mg
- Carbs: 199g
- Fiber: 45g
- Sugar: 50g
- Protein: 113g