Diabetes-Friendly Pumpkin Spice Protein Bars

A low-carb pumpkin recipe made with diabetes-friendly protein bars

Pumpkin is loaded with health benefits:

1. It’s high in fiber, which can help you feel full after eating.
2. It’s low in calories and is free of saturated fat and cholesterol.
3. It provides plenty of minerals, antioxidants and vitamins A, C, E and B.
4. It includes magnesium, manganese, copper, protein, zinc and iron.

The Pumpkin is the happiest, healthiest food ever.

Here is a low-carb pumpkin recipe made with diabetes-friendly tasty protein bars. This recipe is appropriate for every person with diabetes.

Serves 12

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 apple, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup almond meal (almond flour)
  • 1 scoop reduced-carb vanilla protein powder (18 g protein per scoop)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Coat an 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. Whisk together egg, egg whites, vanilla, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, pumpkin, applesauce and grated apple.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together oats, almond meal, protein powder, cinnamon and baking powder.
  5. Pour egg mixture into dry ingredients and stir until blended.
  6. Pour mix into baking dish, spread evenly and bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool completely before serving.

Nutritional Information per Serving

  • 65 Calories
  • 2 g Fat
  • 20 mg Cholesterol
  • 35 mg Sodium
  • 9 g Carbohydrate
  • 1 g Fiber
  • 4 g Protein

Source: InformationAboutDiabetes.com

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