Almond Butter and Pumpkin Bar

Hi gang,

I love protein bars. Mainly because life doesn’t always stop to eat, microwave, prep etc. Shit, I’ve posted a beef jerky bar...what else could you want?



I wanted some dessert last night that I didn’t feel like total crap for eating. A day late and a dollar short, I didn’t get them in the oven at 10p, so I wanted until the AM. Turns out, these little guys were a tasty breakfast treat too.


Some specifics about the items below:

  • 2 small cans pumpkin puree
  • 3.5 scoops protein
  • 4 egg whites


  • Mix the dry stuff first
  • Mix the wet stuff (except for egg whites) in a microwaveable bowl and melt over 1 min.
  • Mix wet stuff thoroughly
  • Add egg whites to dry and then the wet stuff and mix the whole mess thoroughly.
  • Grease an 8×8 pan and bake at 350 for 40min.
  • I broke these up into 2 baking molds for no good reason.


Total kcals: 1,726 or 287kcal / bar.


There’s so many bars you can make, get creativeand share. I’m looking at you for something else to stave off my late night sugar tooth. Thanks in advance.

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