Carrot Cake Protein Bars ~ GF & DF

Makes 8 Bars

1 1/2 cup grated carrot - I used about 3 small/medium carrots
3/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce - I make my own, just blend a couple peeled apples...tada!
 1/4 cup liquid egg whites - equivalent to egg whites from 2 large eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
6-8 drops of liquid stevia
1 cup gluten-free oat flour
2 scoops vanilla protein powder - I used Plant Fusion
1/4 cup red maca powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/8 tsp sea salt
2 Tbsp chopped walnuts
2 Tbsp cacao nibs

Preheat oven to 350F.  Combine the first 6 wet ingredients in a small bowl, whisk together.  In a large bowl add the remaining dry ingredients and mix well.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined  - don't over mix!  Grease an 8 x 8 inch baking dish.  Pour batter into dish, it will be thick!  Bake for 30 minutes.  Remove from oven, let cool and cut into 8 bars.  Wrap in cellophane and store in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Info per bar
161 Calories, 21g Carbs, 4g Fat, 11g Protein, 335mg Sodium, 6g Sugar

Please Note:  Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may not always be 100% accurate.  It is meant to be used as a reference only.