Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
My 3yo calls them Fruit Bars. A base recipe for a moist tasty health bar that doesn't taste like a candy bar. For the protein powder I use Carb Solutions High Protein Shake Mix, vanilla. It can be hard to find but tastes wonderful.
- 1 apple, unpeeled, diced, any type
- 12 ounces Mori-Nu extra firm lite tofu (349g)
- 2 egg whites
- 3 (1 g) packets Splenda quick packs
- 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and diced
- 8 scoops protein shake mix, Carb Solutions, vanilla (4 servings)
- 1 cup oatmeal, not instant
- 1 cup Fiber One cereal, original
- 4 tablespoons raisins
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Spray an 9x13 pan with oil and coat with oatmeal flour (oatmeal finely ground, I made mine in the blender).
- Mix the apple, tofu, splenda and egg whites in a blender. Mix well. Small lumps are fine and adds texture.
- Pour into a bowl. Add in the protein powder, dried fruit and waterchestnuts, stir. Add oatmeal and Fiber One, stir well. Batter should be very thick and lumpy.
- Spoons into coated pan (see step 2), and press into the corners and flat with a spoon.
- Put in the oven for 20-30 minutes.
- Monitor closely! Oven temps vary! Tofu hardens upon cooling. They are better underdone rather than over.
- Let cool completely in the pan then cut into 12 bars. These are dense bars, and keep in the fridge for up to two weeks in an airtight plastic container.
- VARIATIONS: CHOCOLATE: sub raisins and vanilla protein mix, add chocolate protein powder and 1/4 c Hershey powder. PUMPKIN: sub raisins and apple, add 1 cup solid pack pumpkin and 1 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice. LEMON: sub raisins , add 1 tbs lemon zest and 2 tbs juice.
- Dried Fruit Suggestions: blueberries, pineapple, apple, prunes, strawberries, etc. Have fun!