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Pumpkin Maca Protein Bars

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This recipe for Pumpkin Maca Protein Bars will blow you away! They are sugar free, vegan, and are packets with healthy ingredients.
Course Snack
Servings 10 bars

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling!)
  • 1 medium banana mashed
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup pecans chopped
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds (or pumpkinseeds)
  • 2 tbs raw buckwheat groats
  • 2 tbs chia seeds
  • 2 tbs hemp seeds
  • 4 tbs low fat shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder (see note)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tsp pumkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp stevia powder
  • ⅛ cup dark chocolate (I used 85%)chopped (or chips)
  • 1 tbs Maca powder
  • 2 tbs protein powder of choice
  • 2 medjool dates pitted, and chopped
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Chop pecans, chocolate and medjool dates
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well to combine
  • Line a small baking dish with parchment paper (spray with non stick cooking spray or LIGHTLY grease with coconut oil)
  • spread mixture into dish, flattening out the top.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes until bars are solid (they shouldn't be mushy)
  • remove from oven and allot to cool for about 20 minutes
  • cut into bars
    ENJOY!
  • bars keep for about a week in a sealed container. Best if kept in the fridge

Notes

if you want a sweeter bar add :
2 TBS honey or maple syrup
Maca can be omitted
Vanilla powder really enhances the vanilla flavor, but vanilla extract can be substituted!
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