Gluten, Dairy, and Egg Free Pumpkin Protein Bars

March 25, 2014

Soooo, pretty sure I’ve covered all the bases of what these bars can be free of. Although they are free of some of the main allergens, they certainly aren’t free of taste. That’s all that matters, right? Yes.

I make protein bars every week as part of my food prep, and I’ve always been interested to try one without eggs. Variety is the spice of life, but I was always too scared though because seriously, wtf do you use in place of eggs? I’m no chef or recipe master, so I just decided to wing the crap out of it and hope for the best.

First thing I did, I made chia pudding. Yeah, that’s right. Sounds like it has nothing to do with protein bars… but trust me.

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Chia Pudding

  • 1/2 C. Chia Seeds
  • 1 1/2 C. Liquid
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Stevia

Wow, I’m a genius. Such a hard recipe! I promise you can do it though. Make this first, and leave in the fridge overnight.

Once you go to make these bars (the next day – patience people), the pudding will be ready!

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Pumpkin Protein Bars

  • 1/2 C. Applesauce
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • stevia
  • 5 Tbsp. chia pudding*
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats pulsed into flour
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein (I used Genceutic Naturals Plant Head Raw Vegan)
  • 1/2 C. Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/4 C. chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/4 C. Raisins

Directions:

Mix the first 10 ingredients together. Then mix in the flour, protein, and almond milk. Lastly, fold in the nuts and raisins.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

Makes 24 squares.

I think the different type of protein made a bit of a difference, in a good way! I’ve never tried this powder before, but I liked the stats and it turned out to be awesome.

As for the bars, I love mine heated up and slathered in nut butter. Nut butter on ALL.THE.THINGS. Heck yeah.

Let me know if you try it. Enjoy!

 

 

8 Comments
    1. Gluten, Dairy & Egg Free!!! YES 🙂 You just went into my brain to see what I need, now didn’t you?!?! 🙂 Looks amazingly good!

    1. These look delicious!! I love how they are gluten free …I’m intolerant and accidentally ate some the other day… after lots of stomach aches and pains, I’m still recovering and need to cut out dairy as my tummy heals… so these would be perfect for me!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

      1. Hahaha yes, it’s not for everyone 😉 but definitely can’t taste it in this recipe!

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