Lemon-Poppy Protein Bars

These light, flavorful bars use white whole wheat flour, which contains all the nutrition of regular whole-grain flour but has a lighter color and less pronounced flavor that compliments this recipe beautifully. These can also be made into muffins.

Photo by Ashley F.

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

35

minutes

SERVINGS

12

bars or muffins

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

35

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Ingredients

  • Cooking Spray

  • 1 1/3

    Cups White Whole-Wheat Flour

  • 2

    Servings (2/3c.) Vanilla Protein Powder

  • 2/3

    Cup Sugar

  • 2

    Tablespoons Poppy Seeds

  • 2

    Teaspoons Baking Powder

  • 1/2

    Teaspoons Baking Soda

  • 1/2

    Teaspoon Salt

  • 2

    Tablespoons Lemon Zest

  • 1 1/2

    cup (12 oz.) Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt

  • 3/4

    Cup Unsweetened Applesauce

  • 1

    Tablespoon Canola Oil

  • 2 1/2

    Teaspoons Lemon Extract

  • 2

    Eggs

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a 9X13- inch pan thoroughly with cooking spray. 2. In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients: Flour, Whey Protein, Sugar, Poppy Seeds, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt and Zest. Stir to mix. 3. In a separate large mixing bowl, stir together remaining ingredients: Yogurt, Applesauce, Canola Oil, Lemon Extract, and Eggs. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, and stir just until uniformly moistened. Pour batter into pan. 4. Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool Completely before slicing. Per Serving: 145 calories, 3g fat, 22g totaly carbohydrate, 1g dietary fiber, 8g protein.

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