Spotlight Blog Hop Day- Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Protein Bar

Happy Friday friends!
Welcome to the last weekend in October! Time sure is a-flying!

If you are here for the first from the awesome blog hop, welcome! I’m so glad you decided to stop by!  This is my third blog hop, and I have loved getting to read new blogs and get to know some new bloggers! You can read a little more about me in my previous hop posts here and here, or on my about me page!  Thank you again Kristy at Runaway Bridal Planner for organizing such a great event!

I am heading to the pumpkin patch this morning now the the weather has cooled down a bit.  And by that I mean, the high has only been in the mid 80s vs 90-100+ degrees!
Speaking of pumpkin, I have an abundance of it right now! I apparently had several cans of it in my pantry from a few weeks ago that I forgot about and grabbed a few more on sale last week. With so much pumpkin it gave me a great opportunity to work on my pumpkin protein brownie bar recipe.  I’m not really sure if I would call them a brownie exactly, they are almost a mix between cake and a pie. So I settled on brownie 🙂
This week I had plenty of extra pumpkin to work with for our Foodie Friday theme!

I am linking up with Farrah from Fairyburger, Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, and Jess from Hello to Fit for our kitchen cleanse themed week!


Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Protein Bar


  • 1/2 cup gluten free flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 3 scoops unflavored collagen peptides
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 -1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 3 organic eggs
  • 1 can Organic pumpkin purée
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup Enjoy life dark chocolate chips
  • Coconut oil for greasing baking dish or parchment paper


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375*
  2. Lightly grease a 9″ x 13″ glass baking dish with coconut oil, or line with parchment paper.
  3. Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl, set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, pumpkin and vanilla till fully blended.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and gently mix until just blended.
  6. Add in most of the chocolate chips, gently fold into the batter.
  7. Scoop batter into greased pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top.
  8. Bake for 20-25 min or until toothpick comes out clean from the center of the brownie bar
  9. Enjoy

Make sure you check out all the amazing ladies and their awesome mouthwatering recipes!!

Do you have an awesome recipe you’d love to share? Link up with us on Fridays for our weekly Foodie Friday posts! (Co-hosted by AnnmarieFarrah, Esther + Jess.)

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  • Please only link up recipe posts! :)

Thanks again for stopping by! Join us again next week for some Healthifying A Favorite Sweet themed recipes!

May you be filled with joy and health!

45 thoughts on “Spotlight Blog Hop Day- Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Protein Bar

  1. fitballingrunningmom

    Girl!!! you are going to stop posting all this yummy food!!!

    I don’t even bake….but this recipe just might make me put my apron on! lol!!!

    Pumpkin and chocolate…..never would have thought to combine the two

    Thanks for this!!

  2. Melissa @ Mango About Town

    Pumpkin and chocolate tastes so good together! I have some pumpkin in the freezer that is begging for a recipe like this.

  3. Powered by BLING (@PoweredbyBLING)

    I just came from our local pumpkin patch picking up a few more pumpkins for a kids craft at a friends Halloween party tomorrow. These next four days of Halloween parties on our calendar will certainly have some pumpkin-themed treats! I might actually make these to take to our Sunday neighborhood party. Thanks for the idea!

  4. runawaybridalplanner

    This looks fabulous! Your one of the people who can take great pictures of food, I haven’t yet acquired that talent myself:)
    Okay, totally off the subject and it’s the interior designer in me, but I LOVE your counter or table, even in the small picture so beautiful, love it!!!!!
    Thanks for joining us in the hop, I’m sure these bars are hit with your friends and family!!!!!

    1. chocolaterunnergirl Post author

      Thank you!
      Aww you are so sweet! I have been working really hard lately with my food pics. It’s still hit and miss most days. Haha
      Ok a little secret- the ‘counter’ in the pics is actually some left over tiles from our house renovation this summer. Those are floor tiles!
      Thanks for hosting the hop! I love getting to meet new bloggers 🙂

  5. Angela

    These sound amazing! I think my kids will love them, can’t wait to try the recipe!!

  6. Chrissa - Physical Kitchness

    Mmmmmm pumpkin and chocolate – I can never ever resist that combo! This look so good and super easy to whip up! Stay cool! We’ve been in the 70’s which is nice, but I do miss the change of seasons when I lived in the Midwest!

  7. laurenruns

    Hello from the blog hop! This sounds delicious! I love the pumpkin and chocolate chips addition. I’ve never tried collagen before, but heard a lot of good about it in getting more protein and goodness in.

    1. chocolaterunnergirl Post author

      Hello back- sorry for the delay in responding!
      Pumpkin and chocolate are a winning combo in my book!
      Collagen is pretty awesome! My hair and nails have made great improvements with the extra collagen!

  8. Farrah

    Yay for chocolate chip + pumpkin, and happy spotlight day! I love Kristy’s blog hops! :]

    I think I have allllmost all the ingredients I need to make this, so I’m super excited! 😀 I have a ton of protein powder that I can donate to this cause, hehehe. Can’t wait to try out your recipe! ❤ I hope you have an awesome weekend!


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