My favorite protein bar recipe!

Posted: June 26, 2012 in Health, Nutrition, Recipes

So you just came home from a killer Bootcamp class. You are sweaty. You are tired. Most of all, you are hungry! Here is a yummy and easy recipe for one of my favorite after-workout snacks. These are protein bars, and they are homemade. Store bought protein bars are okay in a pinch, but not only are they are highly processed, they also are full of refined sugars and high in calories. This is a healthier (and tastier) alternative!

Dry ingredients
2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
1 cup chocolate whey protein powder (I use Pure Protein brand. It is low in sugars and calories and super yummy!)
1 cup cranberries
1 cup almonds slivered
1/4 cup cinnamon

Wet ingredients
1/4 cup applesauce unsweetened
1/4 cup dk choc chips unsweetened
1/2 cup pb (or almond butter)
1/4 c honey
1/4 c almond milk
2 tbsp vanilla extract

Combine and microwave wet ingredients in the microwave 30 seconds. Stir. If not combined completely, microwave again and stir.

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Incorporate wet ingredients into the dry ones. Press into a lightly greased 8×12 baking dish. Freeze for 20 min. Cut into bars. Store in freezer.

After making this recipe a bunch of times I have perfected the method some. The mixture is very gooey when all complete and sticks to everything. I stick my hand in a ziplock baggie and spray it with oil. I use this to pat down the mixture into the pan.

You MUST freeze this for 20 minutes before cutting. It is just a bloody mess if you try to rush it. Also, if you happen to forget about the pan in the freezer before you cut them up for storage (this may or may not have happened to me a few times), just pull the pan out and let it sit on your counter for 5-10 minutes until it thaws out some.

I hope you try these! They really are good and they are fantastic for you too! Lots of protein to repair those muscles!!!!

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Comments
  1. fromthericefields says:

    yum! must try these!

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