Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A little chocolate

I realized today I had coconut shavings from clean coconut chicken leftover, and I wanted to find a way to incorporate it into protein bars. I took Jamie Easons standard protein bar recipe and made a few tweaks to come up with Chocolate Coconut Protein Bars!

3/4 C Oat Flour
3 Scoops Chocolate Protein Powder
2 tsp. Cinnamon
4 Egg Whites
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/8 tsp. All Spice
2 ripe bananas, mashed
5 oz water
3 tbsp coconut shavings

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Mix dry ingredients
3. Whisk together wet ingredients, then add to dry
4. Place batter in a well greased (Pam) 8x8 Pyrex dish
5. Bake for 20 minutes (I find that when the top starts to crack, it is done!)
My brain is fried from a long day at work, so I haven't done the exact nutrients, but I subtracted the 3/4 C Splenda/Truvia/Ideal from the recipe (feel free to add it back in if you like sweets) along with 1/4 C Oat flour. I added an extra scoop of protein and the coconut, then the 2 bananas are basically the same as 2 jars of baby food-- So I'm thinking the nutrients are going to be pretty similar to other protein bars made with baby food. If anyone wants to take a stab at the nutritional info, go for it, and please let me know! If not, I will get around to it tomorrow :)

*Oh and remember-- there are no preservatives in these bars, so I always freeze them, then you can pop them in the microwave for 1 minute and they're good to go. If you don't freeze they will begin to mold within two days. *

Tomorrow is leg day (least favorite!) and I am making Tilapia Fish Tacos for dinner. Should be pretty straight forward, but I will try to post them either on here or on facebook. Hope everyone is having a great week so far!

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