Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Homemade Protein Bars

One of my fabulous clients requested this recipe. They are healthy, delicious and affordable to make! Each bar has about 15 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber! Enjoy. :)

Healthy, Homemade Protein Bars

3 1/2 cups quick oats
1 1/2 cups powdered non-fat milk
4 scoops sugar-free chocolate or vanilla protein powder
1 cup sugar-free maple syrup (Cozy Cottage, Cary's or Howard's)
2 egg whites, beaten
1/4 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 c. natural applesauce

Preheat over to 325 and spray a baking sheet or 9x12 baking dish with non-stick spray. Mix oats, powdered milk, and protein powder in bowl. Blend well. In separate bowl, combine egg whites, orange juice, applesauce, and the sugar-free syrup. Blend well. Stir liquid mixture into dry ingredients until blended. Spread batter onto pan and bake until edges are crisp and browned.

Cut into 10 bars and store in airtight container, refridgerate or freeze.

Optional add-ins:
-1/2 cup natural, dried fruit.
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate or carob chips
- 1/2 cup crushed nuts (for added healthy fat!)

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