White Chocolate Banana Bars
Calories 368 (21% from fat)
Fat 8.4 gram
Saturated Fat 4 gram
Trans Fat 0 gram
Chol. 37.5 mg.
Sodium 105 mg.
Carb. 60 gram
Fiber 6 gram
Sugar 24 gram
Sugar Alcohol 0 gram
Protein 18 gram
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups oatmeal
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup Splenda
(We used the box that measures cup for cup like sugar.)
4 scoops (1 1/3 cups) protein powder
(We used GNC Pro Performance 100% Whey Protein Vanilla Flavor.)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 cup (8 oz.) mashed banana
3 egg whites
2 tsp. imitation butter extract
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup lowfat sour cream
1 cup water
1/2 cup (8 oz.) white chocolate chips
1. Put the first nine ingredients, whole wheat flour through baking powder in a bowl and stir them together. This is the flour base. Then mash and stir the next five ingredients, bananas through lowfat sour cream in a separate bowl.
2. Pour the banana mixture into the bowl of flour base and stir. Add the cup of water and mix until it's thoroughly combined.
3. Fold the white chocolate chips into the mixture.
4. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray the trays of an 8-mini-loaf baking pan with fat-free cooking spray. Pour the batter evenly in each tray, about 1/2 cup per bar.
5. Bake for 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Place on a wire rack and cool for 10 minutes before serving.
(As a full bar this is really a meal replacement. If you're just looking for a snack, cut each bar in half.)
Yield: 8 Servings
Freeze each bar for easy re-heating later. Make sure they're tightly sealed inside freezer safe bags or plastic containers.
Microwave each bar for approximately 1.5 to 2 minutes. To make sure it comes back moist, put the frozen bar in a microwave safe bowl. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth or paper towel. It'll taste just like it came out of the oven fresh.