Low-Carb Apple Cinnamon Protein Bars


Nutrition Facts:

Makes 16 squares

1 square = 64 calories, 2.4 g fat, 4 g carbs, 8 g protein


Ingredients

4 scoops vanilla whey protein powder

1/2 cup almond meal/flour

2 tsp baking powder

a dash of salt

2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp allspice

3 egg whites

1/4 cup stevia (raw) or Xylitol (increase carb count by 1g)

1/2 cup fat-free cottage cheese

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 medium apple – grated (large holes)


Directions:

Spray an 8-by-8 inch Pyrex dish with non-stick spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine protein powder, almond meal, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Whisk together and set aside.

In a smaller bowl, combine egg whites, no-cal sweetener, cottage cheese and vanilla. Whisk until well incorporated and then add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix again.

Fold in grated apple and mix until combined.

Pour batter into the prepared dish and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.