Pomegranate Bars with Lemon Icing

Serves: 8

Happy Sunday! I hope you are having a nice relaxing weekend! I wanted to share with you a simple dessert that would make a great addition to your holiday dessert spread! This is perfect for those crazy wonderful relatives who, for some strange reason, are not a fan of pumpkin or apple desserts! Pomegranates are such a sweet fruit and do not get as much recognition as they should! I remember first eating them when I was a kid. My mom would bring them home from the store and I would watch her take out all the seeds so we could eat them! (Thanks for doing all that work mom!) However, now a days you can walk into the grocery store and buy packages of seeds! No mess! These beautiful seeds have a tangy, yet fruity flavor that is unlike any other fruit! If you haven’t tried them, this recipe would be the perfect way to try them out!

Fit Ingredients

  • 1/4c + 2tbs (42g) almond flour
  • 1/3c (42g) SunWarrior vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2c baking stevia
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2c coconut milk (carton)
  • 1tbs pure vanilla extract
  • 1tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 5.3oz (150g) pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4c (56g) greek yogurt
  • 2-3 drops vanilla stevia
  • 1 tbs lemon juice

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  • 7×11 in baking pan
  • non stick spray

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Directions

1. Pre heat your oven t0 400 degrees.

2. Spray your baking pan with non stick spray.

3. In a bowl combine your dry ingredients; almond flour, protein powder, stevia and baking powder.

4. In a second bowl whisk together your wet ingredients: eggs, milk, vanilla and ACV.

5. Combine your wet and dry ingredients.

6. Fold your pomegranate seeds into your batter.

7. Pour your batter into your pan and bake for ~40 minutes.

8. Allow your cake to cool.

9. While the cake is cooling mix together your icing ingredients: greek yogurt, vanilla stevia and lemon juice.

10. When cake is cool, drizzle the icing over in any pattern you’d like!

11. Slice into 8 pieces.

The verdict?! DE-LIC-OUS!! It had a great vanilla flavor from the protein powder that was balanced with the sweetness from the pomegranate seeds and the tang of the lemony icing! Sooo delicious! It was soft and really hit the spot on getting rid of my sweet craving! The recipe is so healthy you can eat it as a snack or even a sweet treat at breakfast (like me ;))!Plus the nutrition stats are so great you don’t have to feel bad if you decide to go back for a second third bar! 😉

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Nutrition: (per 1 out of 8 bars)

Calories: 98.8, Protein: 7.7g, Carbs: 6.7g, Fat: 5.0g (1g Saturated), Sodium: 95mg, Fiber: 1g (Net Carbs: 5.7g)

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1 Comment
  • I need to be able to afford some of you great cooks & bakers out there! I am such a lazy baker.... but it all looks so delish!
    November 19, 2012

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