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!
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.