I followed that last recipe, and... let's just say I didn't care for it. Bad texture, mediocre taste, costly ingredients with all the chopped dried fruit.
So.. I took that recipe and reworked it. I used to bake cookies a lot, so I learned some tricks. Despite some mix ups in measurements, it turned out like a banana protein bread.
Banana Protein Bread
Start the oven heating to 350 degrees F
- 6-7 oz of Tofu (Smooth is recommended, but I don't know if it really matters. It's going to get blended anyways)
- 1 Mashed Banana (really old brown ones will work. Just don't use ones with mold..)
- 1 Egg (Largish)
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Baking Soda (baking soda and salt make baked good rise, so if you want them flatter, leave this out)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup apple juice (water probably works, too)
- 1/2 cup blue berries
Take all this stuff and blend it (I used a hand blender). It should be smooth with blue berry skins floating around.
Once you have that, mix it with dry ingredients:
- 2 TBSP Wheat Germ
- 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/2 Cup Oatmeal
- 1 Cup Protein Powder (I used vanilla casein powder, but it may taste good with a variety of other types or even flavors... don't know)
Mix this up until it's a consistent paste.
Take out dough chunks and roll them with your hands into a tube (if you roll them on a surface, it will likely stick). Roll those tubes over chopped nuts of whatever type you like (I used assorted). You then put some parchment paper over a pan or glass casserole.. whatever you have that's oven safe, and put them right next to each other in/on the parchment covered pan/casserole.
If you have a pan that tends to burn your baked goods, the parchment should help. If it still happens, try putting foil underneath. It works great.
- Cook for 35 minutes.
Note on the size of the tubes of dough: You can make them as narrow or as large as you like. I Found I liked long but narrower inch to inch-and-a-half wide tubes. They baked out to be about 2 inches in diameter, and I cut them out to be snack sized bars from that.
If it makes 10 servings, I think it comes out to be about 15 grams of protein per bar, with the egg and tofu.
Oh, because it has egg, eat it within a work week or refrigerate them.