Mama Jen’s Fall Harvest Raw Protein Bars

I don’t know about you, but I feel all warm and fuzzy when I think about fall flavors.  I adore pumpkin spice and apples with cinnamon.  Somehow, when we eat foods like these, they make our day a little easier to handle.  So, we want fall flavors, but not fall calories!  Aha, I have the solution!  Check out my raw protein bars revved up for fall!

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of coconut oil

1/2 cup of raw almond butter

1 cup of unsweetened apple sauce

1-2 tablespoons of honey

3 tablespoons of pumpkin butter from Trader Joe’s

1 cup of gluten free oats

1/2 cup of oat flour

1/4 cup of coconut flour – if needed.  I often use coconut flour to absorb moisture if bars are too wet. 

1/2 cup of ground flaxseed

1/2 cup of raw sunflower seeds

3-4 tablespoons of hemp seed

3-4 tablespoons of chia seeds

1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp of cinnamon

Directions:  Mix wet ingredients first in a bowl with a fork.  Then add dry ingredients and mix until incorporated.  Batter should be able to stick together, but not wet and glistening.  Scoop out into a small pyrex dish about 8X8.   Press down until batter is sealed together.  Place plastic wrap over dish and refrigerate for at least two hours.  Cut into small squares about  1 1/2 inches and enjoy!  Note:  don’t leave these bars out all day in the heat because they won’t hold together well.  If you are traveling with them, keep them cool or in a refrigerated pack.