G-Free Pumpkin Bars

The requests for pumpkin keep coming in!  My pantry is a sea of orange cans, which I don’t mind since I love all things pumpkin.  These bars are moist, full of fall-spiced goodness and happen to be gluten-free.  Be sure whichever protein powder you use contains little carbs and  fat, otherwise, your ratios will be different than the ones listed below.  You could have 1 and a half bars with a side of protein (2 slices or so of turkey) and it can be a meal.  You can omit the chocolate chips to save on carbs and sugar, or you can opt to try Lilly’s brand non GMO-Fair Trade Chocolate Chips.  I’m a huge fan of their chocolate since it has no added sugar and no belly-aching sugar alcohols.  There’s fiber in their chocolate bars making them much lower on the glycemic index than regular chocolate.

Healthy Pumpkin Bars
Healthy Pumpkin Bars


  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/3 cup almond meal
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (mine has 30 g of protein, 2 carb and 1 fat)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  •  1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ small banana, smashed
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup sweetener of choice (I use a combo of Stevia & Z Sweet to taste)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips (optional)



Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease an 8×8 square pan.  In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.  In another bowl, mix together pumpkin, banana, applesauce, egg whites, sweetener and vanilla.  Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until a thick batter forms, add chips, if using.  Scoop into prepared pan and spread into an even layer.  Bake for 24-25 minutes, or until firm.  Cut into 8 squares.

Calories: 141.  Protein: 8.25, Carbs: 15, Fat: 5.5

Just Baked Goodness
Just Baked Goodness
Stevia-Sweetened High Fiber Chocolate Chips!
Stevia-Sweetened High Fiber Chocolate Chips!


Lilly's Chocolate Options
Lilly’s Chocolate Options

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