Saturday, September 3, 2011

Pumpkin Protein Squares

I am obsessed with pumpkin. I just can't get enough. It should be in a food group of it's own. Since I tend to eat SO much pumpkin goodies I had to adjust to make it fit my diet. Protein, whole grains and healthy fats with a good dose of fibre....totally possible!

  • 2 whole eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp quality vanilla extract
  • 1- 15oz can pure pumpkin puree (2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup stevia in the raw
  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour (ground oats)
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    ****Optional: 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9X9 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking oil.

Using electric beaters, beat the eggs until fluffy. Add the pumpkin, yogurt and vanilla. Continue to beat until smooth.

Sift together the dry ingredients. Add the pumpkin mixture. Do not over mix. 

Pour the batter into prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until spring to touch and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack fully before cutting.

Makes 9 squares

Per square: 117 calories, 3g fat, 15.5g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 8g protein


  1. MM Sounds good! The greek yogurt must make it so moist!

  2. Yes it is SUPER moist!!! The combo of the pumpkin and yogurt more than make up for no added fat! :)

  3. I'm so happy I found your blog! I like your baking style. I'm living in Germany and they definitely don't have coconut flour here. Does it actually have a strong coconut flavor?

  4. Sounds delish! Can I substitute honey for the Stevia? If so, how much honey do you recommend without increasing the calories too much. I don't have Oat or Coconut flour so I may substitute with Almond Meal if you think that would work. Thanks so much!