Thursday, August 26, 2010

Homemade Protein Bars

Okay, so I just told all my Facebook friends about this recipe I had for homemade protein bars and they came out SO GOOD I have to share! :o)

  • 1 cup liquid egg whites or egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup pure pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup lowfat cottage cheese or 6oz of vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of protein powder (you can use flavored if you have it)
  • 1 cup of wheat bran
  • 1/2 tsp pure stevia
  • 1 tsp each cinnamon and ginger
  • preheat oven to 350. Spray 8x8 cake pan and set aside.
  • mix egg whites, pumpkin, and cottage cheese until well combined.
  • stir in rest of ingredients, pour into cake pan.
  • bake for about 30 minutes or until knife comes out clean.
Changes I made:
  • used oat bran instead of wheat bran
  • used 16 packets of Purevia instead of Stevia
  • did 2 tsp of cinnamon
  • substituted nutmeg for ginger (didn't have ginger on hand)
  • added 2 tsp of vanilla
Smear some Dark Chocolate Dream or Nutella on top and you're looking at around 150 calories or so per bar...YUMMMO!!!

Will be adding maybe some dried fruit, nuts and/or chocolate chips next time. Even my 1 year old LOVED them!!

8 servings

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