French Toast Protein Bars
French Toast + Protein Bars. It’s an unusual combination, I know, but believe me, it works. It’s kind of like… have you ever made a stack of French Toast and added some dark chocolate in the middle so that the whole thing ends up looking like this? That’s what these bars are like, only they’re not served on a plate and eaten with a fork – they’re served on your hands and eaten with your fingers! The batter alone is to go completely batty for – it tastes like French Toast cookie dough! Check this out:
1/4 cup of vanilla whey
1/4 cup of coconut flakes
1 tbsp Sweet Freedom (you can sub this with agave, honey, maple syrup, or calorie-free pancake syrup)
1/8 cup almond or cartoned coconut milk
3/8 cup ground almonds
1 – 2 tsps of maple essence
3-4 squares of dark chocolate (I used 85% but anything above 70% will do)
1. First, mix all the bar ingredients in a bowl using a spoon or spatula, until you get a dough you can mold with your hands. If the dough is too sticky, add a bit more of the ground almonds until you get to the right consistency.
2. Divide this dough into four balls and then shape them into rectangles (use a hard surface to create angles by just pressing the bars against the flat surface on every side).
2. Once your dough had been shaped into four bars, melt your dark chocolate in a bain marie (a bowl on top of a pot of boiling water).
3. Dunk the bars in the chocolate or, if your bars are too soft and you fear they’ll fall apart, use the ‘Bed Method’ outlined in the ebook (it entails you basically laying out a ‘bed’ of dark chocolate, placing the bar on top, and pouring melted chocolate on top and on the sides of the bar until you cover the whole thing).
3. Transfer the bars to the fridge for an hour or two or until the chocolate has set.
Macros per bar (out of four small ones): 191kcals, 10g protein, 7g carbs, and 14g fat (mostly from the coconut and almonds).