Pumpkin Spice homemade protein bars

Hobbit's Pumpkin Spice Protein Bars
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After being asked on Facebook if I knew how to make a better protein (healthier) than you could buy in the store, I asked The Lady since she is the protein bar queen to share her recipe with me. She did, after she made a batch for this morning. They are already gone, lol. I’ll post that recipe as well but I don’t have any pics of it since…we ate them all :(. Then, I tried doing it myself using kabocha to make pumpkin spice ones. That took a little modification but those came out well too.

Hobbit's Pumpkin Spice Protein Bars

The Lady’s Cranberry-Almond-Chocolate Protein Bars

  • 1/2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 scoop flavored whey protein (we used Dymatize)
  • 2 tsp water
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped almonds
  • 2 tbsp fresh or frozen cranberrys, chopped
  • 2 tbsp keto chocolate chips

Dump protein powder in a bowl, add water little at a time while mixing with a fork. Once all the water is mixed in, add your nuts or berries and stir. Now slowly add the coconut oil and continue to mix with a fork. It will be crumbly and not like a dough at this point, think more pie crust or puff pasty. (this is from my attempt so you don’t see any of the berries or nuts, but you get the idea)

Pumpkin Spice homemade protein bars

Pour the crumbs onto one end of a big piece of plastic wrap then fold the other side of the wrap on top. Using your hands, kneed the crumbs through the wrap until you get a solid ‘dough,’ then flatten it out to about 1/4″ thick rectangle. Unfold the wrap, put any additional items on one side (if using chocolate chips or soft berries, this would be the time). Fold over and seal the edges, then pat down a few times to make sure the fillers are pressed good into the dough. Toss in the fridge for 15-20 minutes, then slice up into bar shapes. Also, you could roll this into a log before refrigerating and after set, cut in to bite-sized nuggets. Sometimes she melts more keto chocolate and coats them as well:)

Nutritional information: Calories each 180, Fat:2g, Protein: 25, Carbs: 2, Fiber: 0, Net carbs: 0

Hobbit’s Pumpkin Spice Protein Bars:

    • 1/2 tbsp melted coconut oil
    • 1 scoop flavored whey protein (we used Dymatize)
    • 1.5 tbsp kabocha or pumpkin puree
    • 1 tsp pumkin pie spice

Dump protein powder in a bowl, add melted oil little at a time while mixing with a fork. It will be crumbly and not like a dough at this point, think more pie crust or puff pasty. Stir in the kabocha (or pumpkin) really well, mixing until you have a soft dough.

Hobbit's Pumpkin Spice Protein Bars

Dump half a scoop of protein powder onto parchment, cutting board, or baker’s mat. Plop the dough right on top of it, then with a rubber or silicone spatula, start working and folding in the extra powder until you get a smooth and not sticky dough. If it seems still too sticky, add a little more powder (I didn’t need to do this but just in case…). Form into a log with your hands.

Hobbit's Pumpkin Spice Protein Bars

Now flatten it out to about 1/4 inch thick, then using a flat side of a knife of spatula, even it up.

Hobbit's Pumpkin Spice Protein Bars

Slice down the center to make two bars about 1.25″ wide and 4″ long. Place in fridge for 30 minutes to set.

Done.

🙂

Hobbit's Pumpkin Spice Protein Bars

Nutritional information: Calories each 240, Fat:2g, Protein: 37.5, Carbs: 3, Fiber: 1, Net carbs: 2

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2 Comments

  1. looks and sounds delicious! I love how simple it is.

  2. Ironically, the Lady says I’m simple :).

    These are much easier than I thought to make and I thinking the variations with different add-ins is almost endless. Even if you are not keto\LCHF you could make something with these (oats, sweetened coconut, raisins, etc). I think I’m going to have fun with this 🙂

    As always, I really appreciate you following me and commenting, makes me smile 🙂

    ~The Hobbit.

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