I know, I know. I have been slacking in the blogosphere -- horrifically! Time just seems to be becoming more and more limited! BOOOOOO!
I wanted to share with you this WONDERFULLY FABULOUS protein bar recipe! I follow Jamie Eason on Twitter, and she posted a pic of her eating her delicious "Oh Baby!" Carrot Cake Protein Bars at the Arnold. I was inspired to make them, but I altered them so that my testy digestive system would like them. :) The result? AWESOME!! We actually had a huge bday bash for the hubs last night, and I, in an intoxicated state (ayayaya! I am so embarrassed!), forced everyone to try them... whether they were health conscious or not. They got RAVE reviews! A self professed carrot cake hater even loved them!! And he is a fantastic cook, so I took his word at high value. You MUST try these!!!
The original recipe can be found here. My testy digestive system will not have oats or ricotta in prep. In the off season, I don't mind the bloat so much, but time is of the essence, and I really don't like risking the bloat... I like to know exactly when progress is being made -- bloat makes this impossible! I also added raisins and shredded carrots! Vanilla protein powder is not currently in my arsenal, so I used All the Whey Cinnamon Bun protein blend. My altered recipe can be found below! YUM! Seriously, MAKE THESE!! You can thank me later. ;)
1c Oat Bran
2tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
138g liquid egg whites (or 3 egg whites)
3.5oz jar of carrots baby food (One container. I used Gerber 2nd foods in the plastic containers)
50g shredded carrots
5.3oz Oikos Vanilla Greek yogurt (one container)
2 scoops All the Whey Cinnamon Bun protein powder blend (The isolate does NOT cook well)
Preheat oven at 350.
Spray muffin tin (12 muffins) with non-stick spray.
Dump all ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly. Spoon into muffin tins. I like to use an ice cream scoop. It's just easier. :)
Bake for 20 minutes. Insert toothpick or fork into a muffin to test if cooking is complete. The toothpick or fork should be clean upon removal.
EAT!!! and share with your friends! :) Even if they aren't health nuts, they will still love them! Ooh, I bet nuts would be FABULOUS in here!
Nutrition Breakdown (per muffin. Recipe makes 12.)
- Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 82.2
- Total Fat: 1.1 g
- Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
- Sodium: 91.3 mg
- Total Carbs: 13.1 g
- Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
- Protein: 8.2 g