Thursday, July 5, 2012

Clean Eat Recipe :: Jamie Eason's Pumpkin Protein Bars

This is Scott's favorite protein bar & it is making its way to the top of my list!  Try it out & let us know what you think!

 


Ingredients:
1 4 oz jar baby food applesauce
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp pure vanilla extract (avoid HFCS)
4 large egg whites
1 15 oz can of raw pumpkin
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2 cups Oat Flour
2 scoops vanilla whey protein
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Spray 9 X 13" Pyrex dish with non-stick spray.
3. Combine the first 11 ingredients & mix well.
4. Add the final 3 ingredients (4, if adding walnuts) & mix until incorporated.
5. Spread batter into the Pyrex dish & bake for 30 min.


Makes 24 squares.

Macros (without walnuts) - 1 square
Calories: 47
Fat: 0.7 g
Carbs: 8 g
Protein: 3.7 g

Macros (with walnuts) - 1 square
Calories: 63
Fat: 2.3 g
Carbs: 8 g
Protein: 4 g


He & She Tips: We highly recommend using the walnuts - we like the little "crunch" it gives! You MUST store these in the refrigerator or freezer as they will spoil because they have no preservatives!

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- Whitney


Please note that Xylitol can be toxic to animals so keep this ingredient away from your pets.

*Recipe from BodyBuilding.com.  You can find it here.

42 comments:

  1. Love these! They turned out so much better than I thought a homemade protein breakfast bar would taste like. Thank you for helping your readers eat clean!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! We are glad that you liked them! :-)

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  2. Could this recipe be made with sucanat?

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    1. Yes Jenay, you can use Sucanat. Just keep in mind it will change the nutritional values of the bars and you will want to adjust your daily caloric intake accordingly.

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  4. Great recipe... but with walnuts is it...7 gr of fat right?

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    1. 0.7g of fat without walnuts, 2.3g of fat with the walnuts...sorry!

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  5. Hi I was just wondering where you get the xylitol? Do you have to order it? Or can you find it in stores? Thanks!

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    1. I found the Ideal brown sugar blend at Food Lion. I also found it at Kroger (just a generic version).

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    2. I have not been able to find it in any stores. I have to order ours on Amazon! Depending on where you live & how big the store is that you shop at they may have it in the organic section. Below is a link for the one we use!

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003WKJW5Y/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&tag=heansheacl-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003WKJW5Y

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  6. My husband and I are just getting started with this "Eat Clean" lifestyle and I think these are our favorite!

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    1. So glad you like them! They are wonderful!

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  7. Made these today. Oh.My.Goodness! I've only been eating clean for a couple of weeks, but these are definitely my favorite thing I have discovered so far. Thank you!

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    1. That's wonderful Deanne! Keep up your healthy habits.

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  8. I LOVE these protein bars! Better than pumpkin bread. I am wondering if you could post the grams per serving for each bar.

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  9. These look so yummy! I am new at clean eating and am confused by whey protein, I have some it says 100% whey protein but when you look at the ingredients there are like 15+ thing I can't pronounce, that doesn't seem clean to me....thank you soo much for your help and the time you put into this site!!!!

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    1. Hi Laureen! Have you read Scotts article on clean protein powders? You can find it here: http://www.heandsheeatclean.com/2012/06/clean-protein-powdersreviewed.html and here: http://www.heandsheeatclean.com/2012/05/clean-protein-powders-101.html

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  10. I just made these and they taste great! Mine were doughy and I was wondering if I baked them long enough. Are they supposed to have a cake texture or doughy texture? Either way, they taste great!

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    1. Erin, it can go either way! Whitney and Scott like theirs a little gooey. Jim and I like ours a little more like a cake texture so we bake them a little longer.

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    2. What type of raw pumpkin do you use?

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  11. Made these and was ridiculously happy with the results! The cake texture made me feel like I was getting a cheat. Going to try the lemon protein bars next. I've been eating clean for six months and this is a great addition to my meal plan. Definitely helps maintain my sanity when the mid-week craving hits!

    Thanks!

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  12. I have an 11 year old who over the years has been anaphylactic to many allergens(Dairy, eggs, wheat, fish, peanuts, tree nuts). He is now only allergic to dairy and nuts, including peanuts. He CAN eat almonds! What are your suggestions for no whey or dairy for protein bars?
    Thanks, looking for healthy alternatives.
    Thanks for your time!

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  13. Where can i buy the zylitol brown sugar at ?

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    1. Hi Shyann. I just updated the post so that it will now link you to Amazon to purchase the brown sugar. It is the only place we have been able to find it! I hope this helps!

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    2. You can find the Xylitol at Whole foods!

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  14. I have made this recipe 3 times with substituting the ideal brown no calorie sweetener with sucranat and adding a tablespoon of ground flaxseed. This is a wonderful snack. Tastes almost as sweet as my regular pumpkin bread make with sugar. I'm thinking of adding a mashed banana next time. Great recipe. Thanks

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  15. I made these and substituted pure maple sugar for the ideal brown; otherwise made them as written. OH MY! These were so good! Very cake-like and satisfying. I cut and wrapped individual servings and put them in the freezer. Will definitely be keeping these in my protein snack rotation!

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  16. Can you use a hemp protein powder instead of whey protein powder with similar results?

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    1. I've never made these with anything other than whey protein but if you try with hemp let us know how they turn out!

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  17. I write a blog, The GOOD Pins, and was sent this recipe from a reader interested in seeing how it would turn out. I loved it! At first I thought I did something wrong because it was cake-like, but after reading the reviews, I see that it is how it is supposed to turn out and I love how dessert-like something healthy can be. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

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  18. These were delish!!!! thanks for sharing :)

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  19. I wanted to see how this recipe would work with coconut flour, so I tried it last night. I was worried that they would be too moist even after adjusting the number of egg whites and amount of almond milk added. I was delighted that they turned out great! I LOVE pumpkin pie, and these tasted just like a crustless pumpkin pie with less than 2 grams of fat per serving!

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    1. I'm glad you tried it with coconut flour and I am glad they turned out! That sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing!

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  20. I plan on making these today, I just have a question about storing in the freezer. Do you just need to let them defrost by themselves or do you stick them in the oven or toaster oven? Thanks.

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    1. Hi Michelle! It depends on how quickly you want to eat them. I have never had to microwave mine or put them in the oven. Try taking them out of the freezer & putting a serving in the refrigerator the night before so that they are ready to eat!

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  21. I am curious if you consider this is a high enough protein snack? Do you pair it with something else? Thanks!:)

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    1. I usually eat this as my AM or PM snack alone!

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  22. I made it 3 times with 4 cups quick cooking oats. I mixed it first into flour but my cake is still wet after baking on 180 European degrees which is 350 American. Any suggestions. O I use fresh pumpkin and 4 middle eggs whites.

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    1. It could be the protein powder you are using!

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  23. I was very excited to use this recipe, but also had an issue with it not being cooked all the way through, even after baking for an additional 25 minutes!! The gooey texture grosses me out, especially with the egg whites in there. Any suggestions? What could be causing this issue?
    Thanks in advance!

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    1. It could be the protein powder you are using. I've only baked with MRM whey and MRM veggie! I've never had a problem with these bars! What brand are you using?

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