Protein BarsSubmitted by: BATSKEETS
Introductionadapted from Alton Brown recipe adapted from Alton Brown recipe
4 oz whey protein powder (approx 1 cup)
2 1/4 oz oat bran (1/2 cup)
2 3/4 oz whole-wheat flour (1/2 cup)
3/4 oz wheat germ (1/4 cup)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 oz raisins (1/2 cup)
2 1/2 oz dried apricots (1/2 cup)
1 (12.3-ounce) package soft silken tofu
1/2 cup unfiltered apple juice
4 oz dark brown sugar (1/2 cup packed)
2 large whole eggs, beaten
2/3 cup natural peanut butter
Cooking spray, for pan
In a large mixing bowl, combine the protein powder, oat bran, wheat flour, wheat germ, and salt. Set aside.
Coarsely chop the raisins and apricots and place in a small bowl and set aside.
In a third mixing bowl, whisk the tofu until smooth. Add the apple juice, brown sugar, eggs, and peanut butter, 1 at a time, and whisk to combine after each addition. Add this to the protein powder mixture and stir well to combine. Fold in the dried fruit.
Spread evenly in the prepared baking dish and bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 205 degrees F. Remove from the oven and cool completely before cutting into squares.
Cut into squares and store in an airtight container for up to a week. Makes 24 bars
Number of Servings: 24
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BATSKEETS.