The first ones I made were the Pumpkin Protein Bars…and I LOVED them!! Now, I cannot find canned pumpkin anywhere! I found the Chocolate Protein Bar recipe and decided to give that one a try as well! These were AMAZING!! I swear they taste like a mixture between cake and a brownie! These do not taste like a healthy treat, they taste like an indulgence! I usually enjoy these in the morning with an apple as part of my mid-morning snack! So here we go:
Chocolate Protein Bars
1 cup oat flour (I grind up a cup of oatmeal to make my own flour)
2 scoops of whey protein powder
1/2 cup sweetener (agave, sucanat, or splenda brown sugar blend)
3 Tbsp raw baking cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
4 egg whites
1/2 cup water
1 cup no sugar added apple sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grind up your oatmeal to make it into a flour, then add the rest of the dry ingredients to the food processor and grind them all together.
Add in the wet ingredients and mix well. Pour into a 9×13 baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake for 20 minutes and let cool in the pan. Cut into 16 squares, wrap up into servings of 2 bars, and then refrigerate! So easy and SO yummy!!
If you want an extra special treat, freeze a banana, blend it up to make banana soft serve ‘ice cream’ and serve on top! I like to add some Wax Orchards Fudge Fantasy Sauce to the mix…oh, so good!!!