Chocolate Pumpkin Homemade Protein Bars

Chocolate Pumpkin Homemade Protein Bars

I love protein bars, especially the P90X bars that I used to order all the time. I’ve put a hold on my home direct order to save a little extra cash but I have been feeling lost. I really miss having a chocolate, high protein snack in the the late afternoon. After going through a million homemade protein bars recipe searches I found Jaime Eason’s Pumpkin Protein Bars recipe and switched up a few things to make it suit what I had in my pantry.

I added Chocolate Shakeology instead of protein powder for two reasons:

  1. It’s all I have in my house
  2. I wanted even more nutrients then that what this recipe originally offered (kale, spinach, chia, and about 67 other good for you ingredients).

If you don’t have Shakeology you can order Shakeology from me or feel free to use a high quality protein powder that you currently have.

Chocolate Pumpkin Homemade Protein Bars

Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Bars

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Xylitol (stevia would work as well)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (regular salt works fine)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 can of raw pumpkin (15 oz)
  • 2 cups oat flour (find out how you can make your own oat flour here)
  • 2 scoops Chocolate Shakeology (or try the new vanilla variety)
  • ½ cup almond milk, coconut milk or skim milk
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Spray a 9 X 13 baking pan with non-stick butter spray.
  3. Combine first 11 ingredients and mix well.
  4. Add the final four ingredients and mix until it comes together nicely. Spread batter into the Pyrex dish and bake for 35-40 min.

    DIY Protein Bars

    Before going in the oven

I cut the pan into 32 servings, and each serving has approximately 72 calories. This recipe is incredibly filling, after two squares I’m satisfied and am held over until dinner. They’re more like a protein brownie, then a protein bar.

I live on the North Coast of British Columbia and the climate is fairly humid. I have made this recipe twice now and baking times will vary. Bake until you can insert a toothpick or knife and it comes out clean. Try it in a few different places.

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Randa Derkson

I believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether it’s discussing your day, sharing the highlights of your trip, or just having quality time with a loved one; lives are brought together at the kitchen table.

26 comments on “Chocolate Pumpkin Homemade Protein Bars”

  1. Oh these sound really yummy! Love chocolate 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love protein bars, so protein brownies can’t be bad.

  3. These look awesome! I added the recipe to my Low Carb pin board so I can try them once I get past the super low carb phase. Love finding healthier ways to do convenience foods!

    • Did you know Heating removes all nutrients from shakeology? Shakeology bars made with dehydrater don’t

  4. Looks amazing! I love cooking with pumpkin, but what if I use fresh pumpkin – is it the same ratio?

  5. This sounds like a great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  6. My son loves protein bars & they can be really expensive. I’ll have to give this a try.

    • They really add up. I’ll be posting a carrot cake protein bar recipe (which is my favorite) in the next week or two.

  7. Those are ridiculously easy! I have never thought of making homemade protein bars. Thanks Randa for sharing!

  8. this looks awesome! love that its easy too!

  9. Yum! I add pumpkin to my cakes but would love to make a good protein bar. Good thing I stock up on canned pumpkin and have TONS in the pantry!

    • This was the first time I bought pumpkin (my husband hates it). I had a bit left over so I just added some to my protein shakes and they tasted like pumpkin pie! YUM!

  10. I love chocolate, and pumpkins as well, so this recipe is a winner in my book!

  11. I would love to try these! I bet this saves a lot of money in the long run!

  12. This would be a stretch for me. I am not a big fan of pumpkin… I will have to look around for some other awesome recipes…

  13. Never would have even thought of attempting my own protein bars. I’m impressed. And hungry. Now I’m really hungry. Looks great.

  14. These sound dangerous!!! 🙂 I love chocolate and cheesecake.

  15. those look so so yummy! I have been on the search for a nice, healthy treat but have yet to find something I like. This looks like it might fit the bill!

  16. These turned out amazing! Thanks for a great recipe!

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  18. Not sure if you are aware that you are not suppose to heat shakeology, when heating it it completely removes all nutrient value out of it. For shakeology brownies and such you are to use a dehydrator 🙂 Happy healthy eating 🙂

    • I did know about the heat, but I figured it was better then chocolate 😉 Good call on the dehydrator,thanks!

  19. Healthy “brownies”… they sound delicious! Thanks for the great idea.

  20. I love making my own protein bars. These sound delicious!

  21. These protein bars are probably amazing but my only problem is I don’t like pumpkin. But I do like you use walnuts, apple sauce and oat flour which helps to make these really healthy.

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