Carrot/Coconut Protein Bars

Since I can never seem to get enough protein in my diet, I found a delicious way to increase my intake while satisfying my sweet tooth.

I found the Carrot Cake Protein Bar recipe by Jamie Eason on Bodybuilding.com and customized it to my liking – primarily because I don’t like artificial sweeteners and I like texture in my food.

Here’s my step-by-step recipe below

Ingredients you will need:
• 1 cup oat flour (Bob’s Mill or you can choose to make your own like I did below)
• 2 scoops vanilla whey protein (your choice)
• 1 whole egg + 3 egg whites
• 1/2 cup of sweetened coconut flakes
• 2 tsp organic cinnamon
• 1/2 tsp baking soda
• a pinch of salt
• 1/8 tsp nutmeg
• 8 oz Organic baby food carrots
• 4 small grated baby carrots (for more texture)
• 1/3 cup of shelled walnuts


Baking directions:
– Preheat oven to 350 degrees –

 
Place a cup of old fashioned oats into a food processor and grind until you reach a flour- like consistency

In a bowl mix all dry ingredients: flour, protein, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg

 

 

  In a separate bowl mix all the wet ingredients: eggs and baby food
 Grate the baby carrots into the wet ingredients
Mix together
 Add coconut flakes

 

 

 Add walnuts — and if you like you can also add a few raisins. Finally, add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together. Spray Pyrex dish with non-stick spray and pour ingredients into dish. – Bake for 20-30 minutes –


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