Protein Carrot Cake Bars

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Thanks to my amazing sister-in-law for finding and sharing this no sugar added, protein carrot cake recipe with me! Yes, you are understanding correctly – you CAN eat carrot cake on your diet…you’re welcome ;). Now get baking!

Protein Carrot Cake Bars
Makes 16 bars

What you’ll need:

Protein Carrot Cake Bars  - Get the recipe at cup oat flour
2 scoops vanilla whey protein
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp nutmeg
4 egg whites
3/4 cup Stevia
8 oz baby food carrots
4 oz water

How to make them:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, whey protein, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, baking soda and salt.
3. In a separate bowl, mix egg whites, Stevia, baby food carrots and water.
4. Pour the egg/carrot mixture into the dry ingredients and mix together well.
5. Lightly grease a 9×9 baking dish with non-stick butter spray and add mixture, spreading evenly.
6. Bake 20-30 minutes until done. Enjoy!

What’s in them:

Each bar has 47 calories, .75g fat, 5g carbs and 5g of protein.


68 Responses

  1. Hi, when I prepare cakes I use protein powder, I wonder…how long can a protein cake last for?? hope u can help me….thanks

    1. Hi Ale: That’s a great question, and I’m so sorry, but I don’t have the answer. πŸ™

    1. Without the protein powder, it’s .88 g/bar. Since each protein powder can be different, you’ll have to figure the complete fiber count using the nutritional info for your particular protein powder.

    1. Splenda works better for baking if you are using artificial sweetener. The others loose some sweetness.

  2. I made these today! A-MAZING!
    I used the Vanilla bode shake powder and only had brown rice flour. They tasted fantastic!

    1. Hi Danielle! This recipe was shared with Heidi, and she loved it so much, she wanted to share it with everyone. She didn’t have the original source, so that’s why the post says the recipe was shared with her. She would never want to take credit for something that’s not her own creation! Thank you πŸ™‚

    1. Buy gluten free oats, blend them in a high speed blender (ala BlendTec pr Vitamix, or someother way to blend oats up into flour), make sure your protein of choice is GF, and then you should be good to go!

  3. These deserts look Amazing!! I usually pass on the desert but these I may try !!!
    Anyone with a sweet tooth should be VERY happy!!!
    Thank you!!


    1 cup brown rice flour (almond or coconut would likely work well too)
    1/4 cup tapioca flour (arrowroot works too)
    2 scoops protein powder (I used a Chai protein powder, but I think any flavor would work. If using unflavored/unsweetened protein powder, I’d add cocoa powder & more sweetener (raw honey might be nice)
    3/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon sea salt
    1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    1/2 teaspoon cloves
    1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (or allspice wors too)
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/8 cup whole chia seeds (you can use a mix of ground flax seeds & whole chia too)
    3/4 cup chai tea (or use cinnamon stick, any spice type tea would work)
    1/2 cup melted/softened coconut oil (MCT oil works too)
    1/4 cup birch Xylitol (or stevia)
    1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

    Preheat oven 350 degrees

    Grease muffin or mini muffin tin with some coconut oil or line with paper cups.
    Mix rice flour, tapioca flour, protein powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.

    Steep tea bag for 5 min in hot water. Put tea, chia seeds, coconut oil, xylitol, vinegar, and vanilla in a blender. Blend until mixed together 30 secs max (do not let it sit or chia will gel and this mixture will be very thick).

    Add blender ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well together. Don’t over mix. Pour into prepared muffin tins.

    Bake 25 min.

    Yields 6 muffins or 12 mini muffins.

    These are great with or without frosting!


    Scoop out the solids from 1 can of full fat coconut milk that’s been refrigerated ( apprx 1 cup or so?)
    Add a few drops chocolate Sweetleaf (vanilla or other flavor would work too)
    1 Tbl unsweetened cocoa powder
    1 Tbls arrowroot

    Whip with immersion blender and frost ‘cooled’ muffins. Decorate with cacao nibs or sugar free chocolate chips if desired. Refrigerate in covered container.

  5. Hi!thancks to share all of this!!sorry for my english im ? french canadien from Qu?bec πŸ™‚ i have ? question…If i dont train hard as you can and take protein powder toi?

  6. My tweaked version in the oven right now.
    Used 10 oz of Sweet Potatoes instead of Carrots
    1/2 cup of Stevia instead of 3/4 cup cause it was to sweet last time and increased the oat flour 1-1/4 cup because of the extra baby food. YUMMY

  7. Any recipe ideas for post menopausal woman recovering from breast cancer surgery to help remove weight but easy to pack for meals(work 2different shifts during the month)?? Also have meat and potatoes husband….

  8. Encore une fois une merveilleuse recette! Ma fille et mon conjoint ont la dent sucr? et cette recette est magique! Ils ne me demandent plus de gateau de l’?picerie! Yayyy Petit ? petit nous allons y arriver! Merci Heidi!

  9. I will try to bake a cake from (Soya) protein tomorrow for my first time, I will post my result on fb later πŸ˜› thnx for inspiration.

  10. Has anyone made these? They look dry so I’m hesitant to try them. Some candid opinions would be greatly appreciated!

  11. These sound so yummy, and I’m thinking they’ll be perfect when the weather cools off a little. (I’m thinking I may try them for breakfast. πŸ™‚ )

  12. Sounds yummy! I pinned it on Pinterest. My 4 year old daughter has a new found love for carrot cake, so this recipe will be a healthy steer in the right direction!!

  13. I was told you cannot heat whey protein or it breaks down and becomes useless. Can you confirm? All research I have done points to this as being factual.

  14. I love you so much Miss Heidi! I am making these tonight πŸ™‚ Thank goodness for babies, I have tons of baby carrot food πŸ™‚

  15. I will for sure try these out, extra protein in a carrot cake bar…awesome!! Thanks and keep the ideas coming!!

  16. Hey Heidi — super excited to try this recipe but wanted to make sure and fit it into the right place — would this count as a protein at a meal?

  17. I love this recipe! Thank you, Heidi!!! I also organic raisins in there, substituted baking powder for baking soda (didn’t have soda), used almond flour instead of oat flour (didn’t have oat), used truvia instead of straight stevia (only had packets of stevia, had pourable truvia – easier), and used Shaklee (soy) protein instead of whey protein. I pur?ed baby carrots in the blender, and voila! It was awesome; hubby loved it too. Since he’s a die hard carrot cake fan, we are trying to figure out a yummy, healthy topping for this that somehow mimics cream cheese :). Any ideas? Thank you again!!

  18. Hi Heidi! This looks so good. . . have you tried it with fresh carrots? I was wondering if freshly grated carrots throw of the consistency or if I should cook & puree them first? Thank you for a GREAT website!!

  19. This cake was awesome and my husband loved it. I made a change and used fresh pureed carrots. Got to say if I make it again, I think I will opt for raw sugar for an additional 15 calories a bar than the after taste of the stevia. Other than that, awesome recipe. Made it for all my husbands client for a snack after training. Thanks for the recipe.

  20. Hello.
    This looks like a great recipe. I would love to try it. I recently bought Chris’ new book, and have started carb cycling. Can I have these on a high carb day as a snack? If so, what would you pair it with, or just have the bar itself? Or is this best left for a reward day?

    Thanks so much!!

    1. It’s best for a reward day but you could have them on high carb day as your morning snack. Enjoy!

  21. can u use xylitol and if so the same amt as stevia? please reply i would like to try this recipe..when would we be able to eat this on chris carb cycle diet? thnx

    1. The Zylitol package will let you know the measurement changes (if any) but typically it’s the same. You can enjoy this recipe on your reward days. πŸ™‚

  22. I love your family. So inspirational. I have tries so many differrnt ways to lose weight and none have really worked. Seems like my body likes being in the 190s. Grrr.. but through exercise and diet changes I have been able to get off meds and been off for almost a year now. While the scale hasnt changed I am replacing fat with muscle. I just finished reading Chris’ s book Choose to Lose and am ready to start on Monday.

    You both are so motivating. Thank u

    1. They don’t keep for long… because everyone will eat them. πŸ™‚ But you can freeze them if you’d like to make them last longer than a day or two.

    1. Another reader mentioned that they pureed fresh carrots and it worked like a charm. πŸ™‚

  23. Looks awesome ! Thanks for recipe ! I hope that more people will comment πŸ˜€ ! Thanks for your posts ! πŸ˜€

    1. They’re better for a reward day if you’re Carb Cycling but they’re great for the rest of the family on any day. πŸ™‚

  24. Did I read this right 75 G of Fat in the carrot cake protein bars? that equals to 20 weight watcher points for one bar

    1. .75 grams πŸ™‚ as in 3/4 of a gram. 75 grams of fat would never make it in my recipe box. πŸ™‚

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