I brought these with me to the convention I went to this weekend. I was staying in a hotel close to the convention center, but I didn’t really want to leave and drag my friends to the hotel to get food so I brought these protein bars along for quick snacking! I had to make them pumpkin to match the season of course :p Plus I’m in LOVE with the new pumpkin spice peanut butter I have and wanted to use some!
- 1/4 cup raw old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein
- 1/2 TBSP chia seeds
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 TBSP pumpkin spice peanut butter (Nuts n’ More brand, or almond butter)
- 1 TBSP pumpkin purée
- 2.5 TBSP water
Grind half of the oats into a flour. Then add the remaining oats, whey protein, chia seeds, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix evenly with a utensil so it’s homogenous. Then add the peanut butter, pumpkin puree, and water. Mix again. You may need to add 1/2 tbsp less or more of the water depending on the thickness of your whey. I find a butter knife works best to mix. It should be verrrry thick but all of the dry ingredients should be incorporated. Separate the dough in two and form two protein bars. Store in the fridge to set.
For one bar: 167 calories; 6 g fat, 12 g carbs (4 g fiber), 18 g protein.
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