Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Little b's wish list, and new clean recipes!

So, I've decided I'm in desperate need of a Kitchen Aid mixer, among many other things of course. I bake at least twice a week if not more, and the whole whisk and mixing bowl thing just isn't cutting it for me anymore. Therefore, this guy is going to be on the top of my birthday and/or Christmas list! Along with that, I really need:
So, if anyone has an extra $500 or so sitting around, you know what to buy  me :) Anyway, I think I got on this topic because I wanted to share a new recipe I made last night- Jamie Easons Pumpkin Protein Bars. Really good, and as usual I switched up the recipe just a little. Here's what I did:
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 4 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp all spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 egg whites
  • 15oz raw pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

1. Combine wet ingredients in one bowl, and dry in another.
2. Whisk wet ingredients into dry.
3. Place batter in a prepared 8x8 Pyrex dish
4. Sprinkle cinnamon on top
5. Bake for 25-30 minutes

They came out really good, and as you may have noticed I didn't use any sweetener at all. The recipe calls for 1/2 cup Xylitol brown sugar so if you like your protein bars sweet, you can add that in too. These are going to be perfect around the holidays to bring as desserts to family gatherings! I may play around with the recipe a little bit to see if I can make it more of a pie-like texture and maybe come up with a clean pumpkin pie! We shall see. Last night, I also made a new fish recipe inspired by another one of my favorites, Vanessa Tib.

  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • Pepper
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 cup Braggs Liquid Aminos 
Pour this all into a gallon sized Ziploc with the Salmon and let it sit in the fridge for about an hour. I then baked it at 350 for 20 minutes, and it came out great. We haven't had salmon in a while so it was a really nice change!

Enjoy! :)


  1. Giving this a try tonight!! Looking forward to a change-up myself :)

  2. Going to try right now. I didn't have all the ingredients in Jamie's recipe, so thanks for this change-up.

  3. I have a lot of pumpkins from my garden I have been needing to use. I think I will make these into muffins and put 1/2 tsp of fat free cream cheese mixed w stevia and vanilla in the middle, and possibly some chopped pecans/walnuts. I used to love making and eating pumpkin rolls. I can almost taste them.

  4. Do you know the substitute for coconut flour?

  5. I baked the pumpkin protein bars tonight. I left them in the oven for a little longer than 30 minutes and they still came out super moist - almost like they did not get cooked all the way. Is this how yours turn out or should they be more dry? Thanks:)

  6. As promised, I tried another protein bar/ cake/ loaf type thing from that site. This one was pumpkin and I like it! Changes I made: used 1/4 Greek yogurt instead of applesauce, added 3 tablespoons stevia in the raw (important note: stevia in the raw measures like sugar, so if you use truvia, use much less, maybe 1 tablespoon). If you played with the recipe a little bit, it would make a good pumpkin pie filling. Maybe use a little more sweetener and less protein powder to keep it a bit more on the wet pie filling side after baking. I'd say this is another win.


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