If you are going to try baking with protein powder why not start with these Lemon Protein Powder Bars.
Have a huge tub of protein powder in your cupboard and wondering what else you can do with it beside making a morning smoothie?
Lemon Protein Powder Bars
Not sure why have I haven’t thought of baking with protein powder before but now that I have, bring on the healthy baked snacks and desserts.
I love lemon, but lemon squares call for tons of sugar and a buttery crust so they are a treat not a healthy snack, but these lemon protein powder bars are bringing the lemon back to healthy dessert!
Protein is essential to eat at every meal as protein is a basic requirement for almost all bodily functions from our muscles to our hair – but getting enough protein can sometimes be difficult.
Lemon Protein Powder Bars to the rescue. 1 scoop of protein powder contains 20grams of protein and this recipe uses 3 scoops.
Add the applesauce in place of sugar, oat flour in place of regular flour, greek yogurt in place of regular, almond milk or cows milk, real lemon juice, and no refined sugar or butter and this recipe is a winner. Full of protein, fiber, calcium and vitamin C.
If you like lemon, then these Lemon Protein Powder Bars are a must try.
1 cup oat flour* or 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3 scoops Boomer Nutrition ENERGY Vanilla Protein Powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup regular or greek vanilla yogurt
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup lemon juice
zest from 1-2 lemons
Add in options – 1 tbsp chia seeds, hemp seeds or maybe white chocolate chips.
* to make oat flour, pulse 1 cup of rolled oats in a food processor or high speed blender until flour like.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, blend all dry ingredients: flour, protein powder, salt, baking powder.
In a medium bowl, combine remaining wet ingredients. Blend wet ingredients into dry and mix well. Pour into mini muffins tins or 9×9 baking dish (silicone dish or muffin cups work amazingly well) and bake for 35 minutes.
Remove from muffin tins or cut into bars if using a 9×9 dish. Can be stored in the freezer for easy grab and go snack for pre or post workout
Let me know how you like them.