Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Carrot cake protein bars.

Okay, Obviously I am not saying that these are as good as a big ol' fat piece of carrot cake. However, I am saying that they taste good and only have about 110 calories per bar. I started out with Jamie Easons carrot protein bar recipe. It was okay, But could have been better, I'm a texture freak and needed some different textures. After a bit of trial and error, Here's my version. I make a 9x13 so that I can freeze them in ziplock bags and take them as on the go snacks.

Carrot Cake Protein Bars

  • 4 cups oat flour  { I grind my own oats so if you use store bought oat flour its 3}
  • 4 scoops vanilla whey protein
  • 4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 8 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cup Truvia
  • 16 oz baby food carrots
  • 4 oz water 
  • 4 peeled and grated carrots 
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.     Mix flour, whey protein, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, baking soda and salt together in a bowl.
3.     Mix egg whites, Truvia, in a bowl.
4.     Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together. Fold in walnuts and raisins.
5.     Spray 9x13 glass dish with non-stick spray.
6.     Pour ingredients into dish.
7.     Bake 30+ minutes until toothpick comes out clean from center. Its closer to 40 in my oven.

Cut into 24 bars.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds pretty good to me!! I might grate carrots instead of the baby food!?