Pumpkin Pie Protein Bars – Protein Pow Style
The other day I was walking around a health food shop and stumbled upon not one, not two, but THREE different pumpkin flavored protein bars. Being a pumpkin fiend, I picked them all up and turned them over to see what they were made of. I was unbelievably disappointed. Heartbroken, one could say. Because NONE of them had pumpkin! You know, actual pumpkin?
They all had ‘pumpkin flavoring’ instead. And a bunch of other random ingredients. They didn’t even have actual cinnamon! Or nutmeg! Or, you know, allspice! The ingredients that make up pumpkin flavored desserts, like pumpkin pie. I didn’t end up buying any of them but you know what I did? I came home and whipped up what I was hoping (even though I knew that it was unlikely verging-on-impossible) to find at the store: a protein bar with ACTUAL pumpkin. And pumpkin spice. A bar that actually felt like biting into pumpkin pie. A bar to give us that holiday pumpkin spirit. Say hello to that bar, it’s about to change your pumpkin season! And it’s vegan, gluten-free, and devoid of all artificial yadiyadiyas.