Carrot Cake Protein Bars

Another very exciting single-serving recipe!

It tastes like cake, but it’s great for the days I run/ train. I love it. Thanks, Healthful Pursuit for sharing! Here’s how I turned it into a two-bar recipe:

Ingredients

1/2 egg

4.5 t applesauce

1.5 t maple syrup

1 t almond milk

small dash of vanilla

3 T coconut flour

1 T protein powder (or you could sub in some dry evaporated milk powder)

.5 t cinnamon

1/6 t baking soda

pinch of nutmeg

scant 1/16th t salt

pinch of ground cloves

4.5 t carrots (shredded or pureed)

1 t coconut oil

Optional Mix-ins: blueberries, chocolate chips, raisins, shredded coconut…

Directions

-Blend all the dry ingredients and spices. Set aside.

-Blend all wet ingredients. Mix the dry into the wet. Be careful not to overmix though.

-Fold batter into lightly-greased ramekin or small bread dish. You could shape these into cookies, too!

-Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until you can insert a knife and have it come out clean.

-Let cool completely before cutting into bars.

Note: protein cakes tend to be a little dryer than regular cakes, I think, but even so they are very soft. If you wanted something more moist, I’d recommend a little more applesauce or coconut oil.

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