Double Berry Protein Breakfast Bars


These did not turn out quite like I was expecting them to. That does not mean they are not as good as I expected them to be, because they are! These bars are so soft and not too sweet, making them a great breakfast bar. Enjoy them with a cup or coffee or tea to get your morning started off right :)

Ingredients

Bars
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
4 egg whites
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
½ cup unsweetened almond milk

Berry Topping
½ cup strawberries, chopped
½ cup blueberries
3 stevia packets
2 tsp. lemon juice

Method

1.  Preheat oven to 350 F. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.

2.  Combine almond meal flour, coconut flour, and protein powder in a large mixing bowl. Combine egg whites, syrup, applesauce, and milk in a separate bowl and whisk until well combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix together until smooth.  Spoon blondie batter into baking pan and smooth down.

* Note: I used a hand held mixer since this batter is a bit thick.

3.  Combine all topping ingredients in a bowl and stir together. Evenly spoon on top of blondie batter.

4.  Place baking pan in the oven and bake for 42-48 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 30 minutes. Slice into 16 squares.

Makes 16 servings
1 serving is 1 square

Macros for 1 square:
168 calories, 9.4g protein, 9.9g carbs, 5g fiber, 11.5g fat, 2.4g sugar

Nicolette's Tips
* You may substitute sugar-free maple syrup with regular maple syrup or honey. Note that it will be a bit sweeter.
* You may substitute almond milk with 2% regular milk, soy milk, or coconut milk.
* You may substitute the strawberries and blueberries with any type of berry.


3 comments: