Easter Bunnies Need Protein, Too

Hi there! It’s Thursday, woo hoo!

Easter is oddly one of my favorite holidays. I have so many fond memories of Easter from my childhood, and those memories make the holiday enjoyable for me.

A family friend has a cabin in the woods of southwestern PA that we used to visit a lot when I was younger, and one year we spent the Easter holiday there. We went to mass at a tiny, local church, and afterwards we ate brunch at Seven Springs, a ski resort. And I can’t forget the visit from the Easter Bunny! I actually wrote him a note and left a map at home so he would know where to find us at the cabin.

Since the Easter Bunny is always so nice, maybe this year we can all leave a little something for him, no? How about some Carrot Cake Protein Bars? Hey, Easter Bunnies need protein too. He has to get the energy to hop somehow!

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Carrot Cake Protein Bars

Makes 8 bars

  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 oz natural unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 10 stevia packets
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grind carrots in a food processor until very fine.
  3. Add flour, egg whites, and egg to the processor. Combine.
  4. Add remaining ingredients, pulse in food processor until very smooth.
  5. Spray  an 8×8 pan with nonstick cooking spray, and pour mix into pan.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

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I usually eat two bars as a serving. Enjoy!

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