Protein Pumpkin Bars

Debbie's Midwestern Kitchen

Craving something sweet?  Here’s an old-fashioned recipe with a Fitnfab spin on it!  In the midst of intense training, we’re all looking for ways to up our protein intake.  What better way to do this than with a dessert that will make us nostalgic for our childhood.  Indulge in this yummy dessert without feeling like you’ve completely blown your diet.

Protein Pumpkin Bars

1 cup Egg Beaters

1  2/3 cup Natural Cane Sugar

1 cup Unsweetened Applesauce

15-0z can Pumpkin

1  3/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour

2 tbsp Ground Flax Seed or Flax Meal

1 scoop Vanilla Flavored Whey Protein Powder

2 tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Salt

2 tsp Ground Cinnamon

Icing:

8-oz package Fat Free Cream Cheese, softened

1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, softened

2 cups sifted Confectioner’s Sugar

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

**I think of the icing as a real treat so…

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