Carrot Cake Protein Bars

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!

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Carrot Cake Protein Bars

(Adapted from Jamie Eason’s Carrot Cake Protein Bar Recipe)

Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients:
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!

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