Protein Packed Pumpkin Pie Brekkie Bars

Love a muesli bar as an on-the-run snack because it is quick and easy? Ever really looked what is in it? Most likely a fair bit of cr@p and a sh*t tin of sugar. If you do happen to find some good ones I’ll bet they cost you a fortune! Why not make your own? You can make a big batch and freeze them in ziplock bags so you can grab one on the run. You can change the flavors too! Why not add some raw cacao to make a chocolate bar or some cacao and peppermint oil for a mint-Choc version?

This bar is very high in protein and will definitely quash the hunger craving. It contains NO processed sugar.

1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cloves
1 tbs cinnamon
About 500g pumpkin, peeled and chopped
1 cup puffed Amaranth (omit if paleo)
1/2 cup coconut butter/nut butter
Stevia to taste or 1/4 cup honey
2 eggs
1 tbs Flaxseeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup nuts of your choice (I used walnuts)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup protein powder

On a baking tray add chopped pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg & cloves and bake for about 40mins @160C until cooked (if you can’t be bothered just steam the pumpkin until soft and add the spices when you purée it). Pop it in the food processor and purée until smooth. Add all remaining ingredients and mix well. Press into a lined baking dish and bake on 180C for 15-20 mins until just starting to brown around edges. Allow to cool then cut into bars.

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9 thoughts on “Protein Packed Pumpkin Pie Brekkie Bars

  1. Sarah says:

    These look so yummy! And I love all the healthy ingredients! 🙂

  2. Thanks Sarah, it made heaps too so I have a freezer full 😉

  3. Sarah says:

    Ooooo, those freeze well?

  4. thewhitedish says:

    What’s your take on using natural peanut butter? I’m thinking of making peanut butter oat an honey cookies with organic flour.

  5. Sounds amazing! Natural peanut butter is delicious! I don’t generally use it so that my recipes are Paleo Friendly but as long as its the stuff that is just pure crushed peanuts, then go your hardest!

  6. That looks and sounds amazing! Healthy too! I love it. I love sunflower seeds. 🙂

  7. Thanks, the seeds are so good in it! Great crunch!

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