The recipe was easy to follow and didn't require a million different expensive ingredients that a lot of the clean eating recipes require. The original recipe came from a clean eating blog called He and She Eat Clean and the bars actually have a few different variations that I'm interested in trying out once I finish these puppies up. I wanted a protein bar that was filling, yet not calorific and these bars seemed to do the trick. So as usual, I modified the recipe to fit the ingredients I had around the house. I'm going to post my modified recipe.
The Hungry Latina's Lemon Lime Protein Bars (modified from the original Lemon Protein Bars recipe):
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 scoops of vanilla whey powder (I used Whole Foods generic brand)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tbsp lemon juice & juice of 2 limes (depending on how tart you want them to be)
- 1 cup egg substitute
- 1/3 cup Splenda brown sugar blend
- 8 oz. unsweetened applesauce
I had Panda try one out and his take was a lemony flavored corn bread that needed butter and jam on top. I just shook my head. Butter and jam would totally defeat the purpose of making them healthy! But that's what I get for letting my boyfriend try them out and give me his two cents.
This Pinterest recipe was a successful one that I will definitely make again along with other variations of the recipe like Apple Cinnamon, Cafe Mocha, Summer berries, etc.