Cue the tiny violin: pumpkin season is almost over.
But don’t fret! Thanks to canned pumpkin (that we hear is actually butternut squash!), you can enjoy the comfortingly delicious taste of pumpkin all year long.
One of our new favourite pumpkin-filled recipes is a pumpkin pie protein square. Super simple. Tastes like pumpkin pie. Supports our gym #gainz. Seriously, what more could you ask for?
Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 20 min | Yield: 16 squares
Here’s what you need:
15oz (442mL) Canned or fresh mashed pumpkin
½ cup peanut butter
1 large super ripe banana
1-2 scoops of chocolate whey protein powder
2-4 tbsp of cocoa powder
⅔ cup of oats *for a smoother consistency, blend until oats are a fine powder*
4 tbsp honey or maple syrup
1 large egg
Here’s what you do:
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Mash the banana in a mixing bowl.
Stir in the rest of the ingredients.
Grease a 8 x 8 baking pan (we used coconut oil for some extra sweetness!).
Pour in mixture.
Cook for 15-30min, or until a butter knife comes out clean.