Introduction

This is a delicious nutrition bar recipe that offers high-quality protein, the right kind of carbs, and healthy fat.

Servings: 6 Prep Time: 10-15 minutes Serving Size: 2 small bars Cook Time: 28-30 minutes

Ingredients

No-stick cooking spray
1 cup oat flour
1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal, uncooked
2 large scoops vanilla-flavored protein powder
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon each of salt and nutmeg
1 cup pureed cooked carrots (or carrot babyfood)
3/4 cup Stevia all-natural sweetener
3 egg whites
1/2 cup lowfat ricotta cheese

Nutrition Profile

Calories: 160

Fat: 4g Protein: 14g Carbs: 17g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 2g

Cholesterol: 19mg Sodium: 242mg

Notes

Pumpkin puree or baked sweet potatoes work well as a substitute for cooked carrots.

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.

2. In a large bowl, stir together the oat flour, oatmeal, chocolate chips, protein powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg; set aside.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the carrots, Stevia, egg whites and ricotta cheese until smooth, then stir the wet ingredients into the dry Ingredients until well mixed. Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared pan.

4. Bake in the preheated oven for 28 to 30 minutes Cool completely, then cut into 16 pieces.