Tana’s Healthy Protein Pumpkin Bars Recipe

Healthy Protein Pumpkin Bars Recipe

A classic fall favorite dessert with a much healthier twist and no-guilt! We are excited to show you just how delicious Chocolate Omni Protein is when you bake with it! Try this exclusive recipe for healthy protein pumpkin bars from The Brain Warrior’s Way Cookbook, co-authored by our founder and world-renowned psychiatrist Daniel G. Amen, MD. and NY Times bestselling author and widely respected health and fitness expert Tana Amen, BSN, RN. Visit Tana’s site for more great recipes, content, and information on their upcoming book launch.

OMNI Protein Pumpkin Bars Recipe




1 cup organic pumpkin puree
½ cup almond butter
½ cup chocolate or vanilla protein powder (plant-based, sugar-free)
½ cup erythritol
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
3 eggs- cage-free, all-natural
1 cup coconut or almond flour
1 cup rolled oats or grainless granola


2 tablespoons raw honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ounce sugar-free, dairy-free chocolate, melted or chopped (can be used as a drizzle or as chunks)



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9-by-11-inch pan with cooking spray, or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to combine pumpkin puree, almond butter, protein powder, erythritol, baking soda, spices, honey and vanilla, if desired.
  3. Add flour, oats and egg. Mix well, until thoroughly blended. Dough will be very thick.
  4. Press dough into pan, spreading until it covers the entire pan evenly. Make sure the center isn’t thicker than the corners.
  5. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chunks if desired, or wait to drizzle chocolate sauce.
  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. While bars are baking, place chocolate in a microwave safe bowl if you wish to make a drizzle. Microwave for 15-20 seconds at a time, stopping to stir before microwaving for another 15-20 seconds. Chocolate should be thoroughly melted after about 45-50 seconds. If a thinner sauce is desired add a teaspoon of coconut oil while microwaving.
  8. After pumpkin bars have cooled completely, drizzle melted chocolate in zig zag lines across the pan using a small spoon. Refrigerate for 10 minutes to allow chocolate to set.


Nutritional information per serving:

187 calories, 15.2g protein, 11g carbohydrates, 2.6g fiber, 1.3g sugar, 10.8g fat, 0.9g saturated fat, 34.9mg cholesterol, 45.5mg sodium


Tana Amen, BSN, RN
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JoAnna Owens

It would be helpful to many of us on a strict budget if your protein powder wasn’t so expensive. A lot of us who desperately need to change our diet to heal and are putting our hearts into learning how to do that get discouraged bc we simply cannot afford an extra $50 a month on protein powder when we’re out here struggling to pay our bills and give our kids basic necessities. Hard to not let that add to our depression… here’s another thing that could help me…. if I could only afford it