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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Homemade low carb protein bar/cookie recipe

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Though many of my previous posts have been some serious fat/flour intensive creations, like many of us I have a few extra pounds to shed.  The problem is eating healthy can sometimes get expensive especially when you are out of town.  With an upcoming vacation coming and not wanting to spend $3-4 each for some convenient protein bars I set out to make my own. 

Not finding a recipe I liked or matching the final nutritional balance I was looking for I created a recipe based on my protein/carbohydrate/sugar/fiber/fat needs and left taste to chance.

Low-carb Protein Bar Cookie Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups oat flour (don’t have? any just grind oatmeal with a blender)
  • 1 cup soy protein
  • 15 packets artificial sweetener
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons flax seed meal
  • 2 envelopes Hot Cocoa Mix (No Sugar Added)
  • 6 heaping teaspoons clear fiber supplement
  • 6 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup of water

Directions

Add all dry ingredients and mix thoroughly, in separate bowl add peanut butter and microwave for 30 seconds then mix in remaining wet ingredients and then slowly mix in with dry ingredients.  Add water until you get the consistency of cookie dough (slightly sticky)

Drop on cookie sheet, you can place these very close since they should not spread.   Should make about 2 dozen cookies

Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes

After you take them out of the oven tap them with a fork to flatten them out a little (for storage) and enjoy warm or store in air tight contain for about a week.

Results

Though I was looking at taste as a secondary quality it turns out they a tasty and a nice soft cookie.  Though they will crumble if abused but they can easily be squeezed back into whatever shape you desire.  Cooking the bars/cookies a little longer would allow them to withstand a little more abuse if you are planning on throwing these in a backpack for a long hike, etc.

Nutritional Info

Serving Size: One Cookie

Fat: 5.4 grams
Carbohydrates: 6.9 grams
Fiber: 3.8 grams
Sugar: 3.5 grams
Protein: 10.7 grams

3 comments:

Karen said...

Hey there...I'm your wife's cousin and just wanted to tell you how much I love your blogs. BTW, homemade macaroni beats boxed hands down anyday, no matter the cost.
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Pam said...

My daughter and I are hypoglycemic and my hubby has two parents with diabeties so any thing with a high glycemic index is not our friend. These look fabulous and I can't wait to try them out. I have a low sugar jelly recipe in the comments section over at my blog on the post with my son eating peanut butter and jelly.

Going Homemade said...

Karen, I have been wanting to try my hand at pasta making though not sure where I could store it in our crowded kitchen.

Pam, I did try cooking them for about 15 minutes and shaped them into 1 inch balls. Much more portable though much drier. Guess in my case I don't want these too tasty or I will eat the whole batch :)