Recipe: Homemade Protein Bars

by Heidi on December 4, 2012

Adam has been in to a huge healthy eating binge – dare I say, almost obsessively. Granted, he has reasons, he has a physical this weekend for his OCS application so I get it.

So, for his snacks that he’s been bringing to work, and having for breakfast he wanted to try to make his own Protein bars. Luckily, a coworker of his, who has her own baller fitness blog, had a pretty awesome recipe to inspire us.

Homemade Protein Bars

{modified from Fit & Healthy with Beth}

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups old fashioned oats
  • 3 scoops chocolate whey protein poweder
  • 1T baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar (she recommended Stevia or brown sugar xylitol/regular xylitol)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/3 c. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 c. Greek yogurt
  • 2-3 t extract of your choice (we used vanilla)
  • Add any other flavors or nuts of your choice.

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8 X 8 inch Pyrex dish with non-stick spray. Mix together oat flour, protein powder, baking powder, salt, brown sugar (or stevia). Whisk together until blended.

Add into a medium/smaller size ball: egg whites, vanilla, almond milk, applesauce, yogurt and other flavors (we added a couple tablespoons of almond butter).

Blend all together.

Spray an 8 X 8 inch Pyrex dish with non-stick spray.  Put mixture in there, we topped ours with oats.

Bake for 25-30 minutes (our oven is a bit overworked so it’s been a bit on the slow side baking – so it took ours closer to 40 minutes). When it’s done, let it cool for 10 minutes,

According to Beth: Makes 16 squares 1 square = 55 calories, 1g fat, 6.4g carb, 5.5g protein, 1g sugar (this will vary if you put nuts, peanut butter, or unsweetened cocoa powder in your bars). 4 squares = 1 serving if eating as a small meal. 2 bars = serving size if using as the starchy carb in your meal.

For this recipe and other awesome recipes and workout tips – check out Fit and Healthy with Beth! Hubs is a big fan of this super easy protein bar recipe AND it’ll save us lots of money in the long run (a box of 6 bars = $4. 16 bars for much less per bar)

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