I LOVE protein bars. Love. Since I am very active and lift weights a lot, I am always looking to sneak in protein into my snacks throughout the day. I used to buy protein bars from the store, but mainly for the convenience. The ingredient lists can be really scary! Lately, I have been experimenting with making homemade protein bars. This way, I know what ingredients are going into my bars, and I can also save some money along the way! (Yay for being a broke college kid ;))
I am currently doing Jamie Eason’s Livefit Trainer (which you can find here). Jamie has many delicious recipes, especially for protein bars. Today I had some extra time this morning, so I decided to whip up some carrot cake protein bars!
Carrot Cake Protein Bars
(Adapted from Jamie Eason’s Carrot Cake Protein Bar Recipe)
Yields: 4 servingsIngredients: 1 Cup Oat Flour 2 Scoops Vanilla Whey Protein (I used MRM 100% Natural Whey Vanilla) 2 Tsp Cinnamon 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda 1/4 Tsp Salt 4 Egg Whites 1/2 Cup Stevia 8 oz Baby Food Carrots 4 Oz Water
Directions:1. Pre-heat oven to 350ºF. 2. Combine oat flour, vanilla whey protein, cinnamon, baking soda and salt together in a bowl. 3. In another bowl, mix together egg whites, stevia, baby food carrots and water. 4. Mix liquid ingredients into dry ingredients. 5. Spray 8×8 non-stick pan with cooking spray. Pour in batter, and cook 20 minutes. Approx. nutrition facts for 2 bars: 188 Calories 2.5g Fat 20g Carb 20g Protein
My house currently smells A – M – A – Z – I – N – G!!! I cut the bars into 8ths, so one serving = 2 bars. Enjoy!