I recently purchased some peanut flour on line from www.byrdmill.com. I have enjoyed adding it to smoothies, oatmeal and subbing it for coconut flour in the microwave Chocolate Fudge Protein Muffin. You can read all about peanut flour on my original post. That post resulted in a lot of questions and comments. I love it when you all get involved like that! Jane said she got her peanut flour from www.nuts.com. Cammy suggested checking out www.southerngracefarms.com for yet another source. Lori uses peanut flour in her protein waffles. Mm-mm sounds good!
I think we would all agree that peanut flour doesn’t replace good old fashioned peanut butter if you want to spread some on a slice of toast. Peanut flour mixed with a little water won’t have that creamy mouth feel of the real thing because some of the fat has been taken out. However, it is perfect for adding peanut butter flavor to baked goods, smoothies, muffins, dips and the like. I bought that huge 5 pound bag and I put some in a container to keep in the pantry and the rest went into the freezer for future use.
There are lots of recipes on the Internet for using peanut flour and so far the ones I have tried have been delicious! This one for peanut Butter Protein Bars comes from one of my favorite blogger’s Jody@Truth2BeingFit.com. Stop by her blog and give her some support as she is having some major dental work done this week and wont’ be able to work out as usual. She is a true role model for women over 50! Jody thank you for posting this low calorie protein bar recipe – it’s fantastic!
A few simple ingredients is all it takes to create these super low calorie yet delicious, protein packed snack bars.
It’s a generous serving size.
Since this recipe contains protein powder it does have a little bit of a spongy texture instead of a cake like crumb, but not real spongy. Store it in the refrigerator or wrap the individual servings and freeze them for future use. It’s the perfect little bar to eat before working out, as a snack or as part of your breakfast. It’s so low calorie and low points for such a huge serving! For someone who likes a plate full of food this is perfect.
Low Calorie Peanut Butter Protein Bars
- 3/4 cup Byrd Mill peanut flour - light roast
- 2 scoops Aria vanilla protein powder (from Trader Joe’s) or a little more if it’s too wet
- 3/4 cup All Whites or egg beaters
- 1/4 cup canned pure pumpkin
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Sweetener of choice to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon or to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8 x 8 pan with nonstick baking spray.
Mix all ingredients together.
Pour batter into pan.
Bake for about 15- 20 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Store in refrigerator or wrap individual servings and freeze.
Servings Size: 1 bar
Nutritional Information using Aria Protein Powder, Byrd Mill Light Roast Peanut Flour and Stevia
Makes 8 bars @ 70 calories, 7 grams of protein ,1 g fiber, 3g carbs, trace of fa,t WWPP 1
This is a big bowl of comfort for breakfast. A tablespoon of cocoa and a couple tablespoons of peanut butter flour added to my oatmeal is so amazing!
It’s 50 degrees here today and pouring rain, my front door is wide open and I feel like a ice cube! In fact my fingers are almost too cold to even type. Our 15 year old furnace and air conditioner are no longer working like they should and we decided to bite the bullet and have them replaced! Bummer! That just comes with being a home owner right?
We are told that the new heating and air conditioning systems are so much more energy efficient. We are also having a high efficiency air filtration system installed. The filtration system is suppose to help with keeping the air cleaner and filters up to 99.8% of airborne allergens. For a family that suffers from seasonal allergies this will be welcome relief! I wonder if it will cut down on the amount of dusting I currently have to do? Wouldn’t that be a nice benefit?
I have a crew of 3-4 guys working inside and out for the next couple of days! They have put down tarps to cover the hard wood floor and the carpet. When they come in they put those little paper “booties” over their shoes so that will help cut down on the dirt. At least I haven’t had the Spring carpet cleaning done yet!
Since we don’t have basements in California our furnace is in our attic. It’s kind of strange but I am sure this work crew is glad that we are having this unit installed now while the weather is cool. Imagine having to hang out in a hot attic to do the install in the middle of a hot summer! There is a lot of noise coming from upstairs, drills, hammers and big bangs!
I hope tomorrow we can shut the front door!
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I like getting a lot of volume for my calories, and usually eat two or three veggies with my protein. I’d rather have a big bowl of berries than just half a banana. Yep, I’m a volume eater!
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