My healthy makeovers don't always work out. For every successful recipe I post, I have at least one fail.
The other day, I failed.
Well, almost. I wanted to try a no-bake protein bar using a sample I got a the Fit Expo last week. It turned into oatmeal crumble.
It actually tasted pretty good and was a nice addition to my yogurt, but there was way too much for me to consume.
I thought I could try incorporating it into some kind of bar. Out of 10, I give these bars about a 7. They are high in protein and fibre and make a great post-workout snack.
Next time, I may try putting the crumble on top instead of in the batter. Give them a try and let me know what you think.
3 tbsp flax
1 cup wheat germ
2 cups oats
3/4 cup peanut butter
3 tbsp honey
1/4 cup applesauce
1 scoop protein powder
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup applesauce
2 flax eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup skim milk
1 tsp vanilla
To make the protein mix
Conbine all ingredients until the mixture is crumbly and set aside.
To make the bars
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9x13 pan.
Prepare flax egg and set aside.
Combine flour, germ, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, mix applesauce, flax eggs, sugar, milk and vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until just combined. Add the protein mix.
Bake for 20-25 minutes and allow to cool before you cut into squares.
Have you ever tried to save a baking failure?
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P.P.S A big birthday shout out to my sister who is 20 today! I can't believe that I am not 20 :)