Pumpkin Cranberry Oat Bars


Can you tell it’s fall? I am all about the pumpkin now! Lucky this recipe turned out good on the first try – don’t even think I need to change anything! These are dense and filling, very portable.

Pumpkin Cranberry Oat Bars

Ingredients:
28 grams of protein powder
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 eggs
1/2 cup lowfat yogurt (any kind but fruit – I happened to have vanilla on hand)
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 cups of rolled oats
40 grams of Craisins (or dried cranberries).

Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper. This will really make it easier to get these out, trust me.

In a bowl, mix together the protein powder, pumpkin, eggs, yogurt, spices, brown sugar with a mixer. You want to make sure the protein powder is really well incorporated and the mixture is smooth. Chop the Craisins smaller and add to the mix. Then stir in the oats.
Press the mixture evenly into the 9×9 pan and bake for 35 minutes. These won’t really get brown, they will just firm up – so don’t over bake. Remove from the pan right away and cut into 9 squares. It’s much easier to cut these when warm.
Store in the fridge.

Stats with my ingredients:
Per bar: 157 calories, 3 grams fat, 27 grams carbs, 3 grams fiber, 8 grams protein, 54 grams sodium.

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5 thoughts on “Pumpkin Cranberry Oat Bars

  1. Foxglove Cottage

    Oh my gosh those look good and I LOVE pumpkin! I’ll have to try those. I’m so glad I found your blog…I’m just beginning the journey of losing 40 lbs and I need some inspiration!

  2. Mimi

    I agree, these looks GREAT! What brand of protein powder do you use? I am sure that makes a difference. And, I too am glad to have found your blog. I started this journey weighing 360 pounds. With an 8 lb loss, I have 152 pounds to go! Congrats on all your success. You are an inspiration. 🙂

  3. Lori

    I use Puritan Pride Soy Protein Isolate – unflavored. 1 scoop is 28 grams, which is why I put the weight in there. I know that can vary from brand to brand.

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