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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Jamie Eason's Cinnamon Swirl Protein Bread

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Don't let the number of steps sway you from trying this recipe!  It is amazing!  You will totally feel like you are "cheating" because it is THAT GOOD!  These are a delicious treat that are yummy for breakfast or a small snack when you are on the run!



Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix the following ingredients together in a small bowl & set aside:
    - 1/3 cup Xylitol (or 1/4 cup of Stevia in the Raw...I use Xylitol for this step)
    - 2 tsp cinnamon
3. Mix the following ingredients together in a large bowl:
    - 1 1/2 cups of oat flour
    - 2 scoops vanilla protein
    - 1 tbsp baking powder
    - 1/2 tsp salt
    - 1/4 cup of Stevia in the Raw (or 1/2 cup Xylitol...I use Stevia in the Raw for this step)
4. Mix the following ingredients together in a small bowl:
    - 2 egg whites
    - 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
    - 1/3 cup or 1 4 oz jar of applesauce baby food
    - 1/4 cup low sugar vanilla yogurt (optional - but highly recommend)
5. Mix the ingredients from step 4 & step 3 together.
6. Coat 8X8 dish (I use Pyrex) with olive oil (we use a mister).
6. Pour a shallow layer of batter into the dish (about 1/4 of the batter).
7. Sprinkle heavily with half of the cinnamon/sugar mixture (from step 1).
8. Repeat with the remaining batter & add the remaining cinnamon/sugar mixture on top.
9. Draw a knife through the batter to marble.


10. Bake for 24-28 min.  Let cool for 10 min.  Bread will be dense.



Makes 16 squares

Serving size = 2 bars



Macros:
Calories: 55
Fat: 1 g
Carbs: 8 g
Protein: 5 g


He & She Tip:  Once the protein bars have cooled, separate them into Ziploc bags or Saran Wrap so you can grab-and-go!  You MUST store these in the refrigerator or freezer as they will spoil because they have no preservatives!

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- Whitney

*Recipe from BodyBuilding.com.  You can find it here.



59 comments:

  1. i love this bars so much!! I usually made them in a loaf pan and then slice it.. If I'm at home, I toast them before eating! hummmmm so delicious!!!

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    1. I have also made them in a loaf pan! Which pan I use just depends on what mood I'm in! Toasting it sounds delicious though! I'll try that next time!

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  2. i have been making these for about a year, since Jamie first put the recipie out! Feels like a total sweet cheat...delicious!

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  3. Can you use Greek Yogurt with this...?

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    1. Yes you can Abbey! That is exactly what I use!

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  4. How many days would you keep this in the fridge for and still consider it safe to eat?

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    1. We usually keep ours in the fridge for about 5 days & we don't have any problems. I have heard that you can freeze them as well & they should keep longer that way!

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    2. I am going to try making this. I have made her protein pumpkin bars but they turn out pretty mushy. I made them exactly as stated and baked them in a Pyrex dish. Maybe that's how the consistency is supposed to be??

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    3. They shouldn't be too mushy. If you find they are runny before putting them in the pan, add equal amounts of protein powder and almond flour. If they are mushy after baking, let them back for 2-3 minutes longer.

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  5. I have an almond allergy. What can I use to replace almond milk?

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    1. AliRosie4 - You can try Coconut Milk or switch back to 1% organic cow's milk.

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  6. Is all the protein in the powder destroyed when cooking? If not can you explain why/how?

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    1. Jen, proteins can become denatured at certain temperatures. However, they are still beneficial and typically denatured at much higher temperatures.

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  7. I made these this weekend and I absolutely LOVED them!!! Huge hit with my family:) Thanks for sharing!!!

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    1. Yay! We are glad you enjoyed them! They are one of our favorites!

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  8. Made these into mini muffins and they are too good to be true! We may had 2 more scoops of whey next time to up the protein intake in each bite!

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    1. Just remember that will need more liquid!

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  9. I just mixed up the batter and it was really runny. I am baking them now with my fingers crossed.

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    1. Did you use the yogurt? It is optional but the consistency is very different without the yogurt. Did they turn out?

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    2. Mine turned out really runny as well, and I used the yogurt! I had to bake them for an extra 12 or so minutes! I also used Ideal brown sugar xylitol and it says that there's 66 calories per serving in mine! What protein powder did you both use?! HELP!

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  10. I have a Gluten Allergy, can I make them with oats instead?

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    1. I would recommend that you get some gluten-free oat flour or try almond flour.

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  11. Does the applesauce that you need in some of these recipes really need to be baby food? That seems weird.

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    1. No, you can use regular applesauce, but the consistency of baby food works better. It's no different than the food you eat, just blended to make it easier for babies to swallow, which is the same reason it's easy to cook with.

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  12. Just made these but forgot the protein powder - Hope they still taste good!!

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    1. Oh my gosh! I have done the SAME THING! I felt so silly. Just drink a protein shake with yours so that you get your protein in (if you were planning on eating them as a meal). :-)

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  13. I am making these now, but just realized the stevia in the raw box says that 1 cup of sugar equals 24 packets of stevia. This receipe calls for 1/4 cup of stevia, so is that 6 packets or what would this be? 6 packets does not look like near enough. help!

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    1. It definitely more than 6 packets! I would suggest emptying the pallets into a measuring cup to 1/4 of a cup!

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  14. Where am I supposed to get the ingredients? I don't recognize half of them....

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    1. You can view our Grocery List under "The Lifestyle" tab on the website. You can find most of them in your grocery store or you can order online.

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  15. This looks delicious. Wondering if I could substitute Splenda (powder) or Truvia for the Xylitol. I have those two in my cupboard already.

    I heard that Xylitol can bother some people's digestive system. Do any of you have a problem with it?

    Thanks in advance!

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    1. You definitely can substitute Stevia.. have never tried Truvia.

      Keep in mind, the Splenda is not considered "clean" and will actually disrupt your digestive system as well as it has enzymes that kill the good bacteria in your digestive tract.

      Tiffany

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  16. Thank you Tiffany I didn't know that Splenda wasn't clean. Could you please tell me which sweeteners are "clean" beside Xylitol, and Stevia. Thanks.

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  17. I just made these this weekend, and holy cow...LOVED them. Thanks for introducing me to them. It may seem like a lot of steps in the recipe to some people but when you're putting it all together it couldn't have been easier to make! Right up my alley. I will be making these again. Great to have something I can freeze. I find that cooking for just 1 person, if it's not freezable (and I'm still figuring out what is), I end up either eating the same thing 3-4 days in a row or throwing a lot of food out.

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    1. It does sound like a lot of steps but totally worth it & it doesn't even take that long! Glad you enjoyed them! :-)

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  18. I used chocolate protein powder, and plain greek yogurt. So, good!

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    1. I haven't tried using chocolate protein powder but they are definitely much better with greek yogurt! Thanks for trying them!

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  19. Just made this and its delicious!! Do you think this is safe to eat for a 13 year old girl? I've heard protein in this form is not good for kids.

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  20. Just made this and its delicious!! Do you think this is safe to eat for a 13 year old girl? I've heard protein in this form is not good for kids.

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  21. I really want to try these but I do t like stevia or xylitol I have always just used raw sugar. Would using raw sugar be that bad? I'm not sure I completely understand all the different sugar substitute.

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    1. The objective is to consume less sugar. The Xylitol actually has no calories, no sugars, and does not have the after taste of any of the other sweeteners.

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  22. For the Cinnamon Swirl Protein Bread, could I use barley flour, coconut flour, amaranth flour or Bob's Red Mill gluten free flour? I have all of these but no oat flour. Just wondering if that substitution would work. Thanks

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  23. It says your serving size is 2 bars... but on Jamie Eason's website it says one square is 55 calories, not 2 squares. I'm confused!

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  24. I was wondering if the xylitol can be substituted for sucanat?

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  25. Anyone use Purevia instead of Stevia in the recipe?

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  26. I just made these and they tasted great but even after cooking extra 4 min they were wet in the middle. Suggestions??? Should I cover tin foil toward end and bake longer?

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    1. I have to keep mine in for an extra 15 minutes!

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  27. I'm pinning this not only because it looks awesomely good, but also because my maiden name is Eason :).

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  28. I made these last night - they're amazing!! I used 1/2 the amount of xylitol/cinnamon mixture and they're still sweet and delicious. To cook, I covered them with foil and it took nearly twice the recommended cooking time for them to be totally done. There aren't too many steps - it seriously only took me a few minutes to throw this recipe together and will definitley make it again in the future. Thanks for sharing it!!

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  29. Just like french toast when served warm!

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  30. Since different protein powders come with different size scoops, could you specify how many grams your scoop is for this recipe? I'm wondering if I have a smaller scoop which results in my batter being runny...

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  31. Just popped these into the oven. I tasted a little of the batter and it was so yummy! Hoping hey turn out!

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  32. I thought they were pretty good except I just don't like the bitter taste of Stevia in the Raw. I couldn't find xylitol...but the next time I try these I will hunt some down. Stevia just tastes very bitter to me. I've never used Xylitol...does it have the same bitter taste as Stevia?

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    1. We purchase Xylitol on Amazon or you can find it at most health food stores. They have different tastes but I like to use both for this recipe.

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  33. If using greek yogurt...did you use plain or vanilla?

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    1. Yes, you are supposed to use Greek Yogurt & use the plain kind (usually has less "stuff" added to it). :-)

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  34. I was out of applesauce so I subbed mashed banana and I also added 1 cup of blueberries and it was just like blueberry buckle! Love!

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