As promised, here is my recipe for protein bars/muffins.
The recipe is based off Jamie Eason’s Lemon Protein Bars, although I did modify it a bit. If lemon isn’t your thing, I encourage you to simply Google “Jamie Eason protein bars” and you will find an array of recipes. She has chocolate, carrot cake, pumpkin, and all kinds of flavors I have yet to try because I love these lemon ones so much!
1 C. oats or oat flour
2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
1/4 tsp. salt (to help activate the baking soda)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 C. lemon juice (I buy the frozen containers of Minute Maid lemon juice, but fresh works best)
4 egg whites
5 packets Stevia
1 C. applesauce
2 Tbsp water
Preheat oven to 350 F. If using oats, process in a blender or food processor until a fine powder. Combine all dry ingredients together in a bowl, then add in the egg whites, applesauce, water, and lemon juice; the batter will be somewhat thin. Pour into a greased 8×8 pan, or muffin tins and bake for 20-25 minutes or until set and a toothpick comes out clean.
These are best kept frozen or refrigerated. The recipe makes 16 squares, and a serving is 2 squares but I have a hard time keeping myself from eating them all!
Give them a try, you won’t regret it!