Cinnamon Apple Protein Bars

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016

Perfecting apple pie is a true art form. The lattice crust takes work. And the filling? It has to remain balanced with a thick syrup-y sauce even when it’s chock full of apple chunks. At the very least, it’s a time-consuming dessert. Your next best choice: Cinnamon Apple Protein Bars. This recipe won’t take any more than 35 minutes from start to finish. When it’s done, you won’t spend even a second marveling at your masterpiece. Something as beautiful and delicious as these protein bars shouldn’t go to waste.

Cinnamon & Apple Protein Bars

Cinnamon Apple Protein Bars

Makes 9 servings
Macros per serving: 98.5 calories | 11.8 g protein | 6.8 g net carbs


¼ cup coconut flour
2 scoops Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder
1 cup Granny Smith apples, chopped
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp. baking powder
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
¾ cup liquid egg whites
1 egg

Cream cheese frosting

2 Tbsp. coconut flour
1 scoop Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder
1 Tbsp. sugar-free cheesecake instant pudding mix
1/3 cup erythritol
10 drops French vanilla stevia
½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
4 oz. fat-free cream cheese, at room temperature
¼ cup low-fat cottage cheese
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and coat a 9” x 9” baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all bar ingredients together until well-combined and smooth. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  3. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Meanwhile, add almond milk, cream cheese and cottage cheese to a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until liquefied.
  5. Add remaining frosting ingredients and blend until thick and smooth. Move to fridge to cool and thicken more.
  6. Once frosting has set, cut bars into 9 even squares and top each square with 1 tablespoon of frosting. Store leftover frosting in an air-tight container in the fridge.