No-Bake Pumpkin Granola Bars + new favorite breakfastPosted: November 4, 2011
So BIG news, I may have discovered a new favorite breakfast this morning! don’t worry its contains oats:)
This kept me full FOREVERRR. like..5 hours! The Fitnessista blog is awesome, I will definitely be eating more of this!
And now onto the No-Bake Pumpkin Granola Bars!
I feel like no one really thinks of making homemade granola bars because they are so convenient to just buy. But homemade granola bars are A. better for you and B. SO much cheaper! I do love Larabar’s, but they are $1.19 each! College girl budget people..those will just not fly.
So as I was reading this blog, I was inspired to whip up these babies ( I believed this happened last week around 9:30 in the morning, when I should have been studying for my 5 bagillion exams ) But hey it actually only took 5 minutes! SO easy!
No-Bake Pumpkin Granola Bars!
Servings: Makes about 9 bars,
inspired by Sweetly Fit Blog recipe
Prep time: 5 minutes
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup Protein Powder
1/4 cup Almond Butter (or any kind of nut butter)
1/4 cup dried cranberries (or any other dried fruit)
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions: Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until fully incorporated. Line a 8 by 8 pan with plastic wrap, and pour mixture into the pan, spreading out evenly.
Chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Cut into individual bars, and wrap bars separately in plastic wrap, or keep stored in an airtight container
So delicious! Pumpkin and dark chocolate is a great combination:)
And I calculated the nutrition stat’s on Livestrong.com just because I was curious and these were the results!
- Total Fat 7g
- Saturated Fat 2.04g
- Cholesterol 0mg
- Sodium 23.11mg
- Total Carbohydrate 23.27g
- Dietary Fiber 3.48g
- Sugars 8.43g
- Protein 7.48g
Not bad! I will be bringing one of these along with me to work later fo shooo
Hope everyone has a great day! I have a TON of studying to do this weekend, so if I’m a little MIA that is why:)