Creamy Coconut Pumpkin Protein Bars

Photo Credit: purelytwins

Photo Credit: purelytwins

Creamy Coconut Pumpkin Protein Bars

A healthy recipe for gluten-free protein pumpkin bars with a no sugar dairy-free coconut butter frosting. Pumpkin bars that are made in 20 minutes. Perfect to enjoy this holiday season.

Ingredients

Pumpkin bars

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree (6 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seed butter
  • 1/3 coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 cup brown rice protein powder ( 2 oz)
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot (1 oz)
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour (1 oz)

Mock dairy-free cream cheese frosting

  • 3/4 cup coconut butter
  • 6 tablespoons coconut milk
  • a few drops of stevia or 1-2 tablespoons liquid sweeter of choice

Directions

  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place pumpkin puree, eggs, and pumpkin seed butter in a bowl and mix together.
  • Add in coconut sugar, spices, baking soda, and flours into bowl.
  • Mix together.
  • Add in coconut oil. Stir until blended.
  • Grease a 8 in x 8 in square pan with coconut oil.
  • Spread pumpkin bar batter into ban.
  • Bake for 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Let cool.

Make frosting

  • Combine coconut butter, coconut milk and stevia into a bowl.
  • Mix together.
  • Add more coconut milk if needed.
  • Spread onto pumpkin bars.
Photo Credit: purelytwins

Photo Credit: purelytwins

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