I’ve been playing with homemade protein bars recently, and thought might be worth documenting my attempts and recipes. So my first attempt was a couple of weeks ago, I tried again this weekend but made a few alterations. I didn’t think to take pictures while making them but got pictures of the final product as it were
Peanut Butter Flapjacks:
- 5 tablespoons hot water
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
Put peanut butter, brown rice syrup, and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until well-combined and heated through.
Combine dry items and raisins in bowl. Stir in wet mixture until fully combined
Spoon mixture into the baking dish, pressing very firmly so mixture is evenly spread throughout pan.
Place in freezer until set then cut into portions.
Approx nutrision per portion: Calories: 198; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 39mg; Carbohydrate: 29g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 12g; Protein: 5g
Peanut Butter Bites:
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup chopped almonds
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips,
In a small pan over medium-high heat, add the peanut butter, mashed banana, honey, and vanilla extract, stirring until smooth and fully combined.
Bring the mixture to a boil before removing from heat. Stir in oats and chopped nuts, mixing well
Once cooled slightly roll into 2″ balls, place on baking tray and freeze until set.
Approx nutrition per ball: Calories: 123; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 0mg; Carbohydrate: 13g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 4g
Peanut Butter Flapjacks with Chocolate and Spirulina:
As peanut butter flapjacks above, but add 1 tbsp of Spirulina to the dry mix. And then after it’s set melt down some dark chocolate with some peanut butter and spread on the top.
I’ve not worked out the nutrition for this one yet, but it will be similar to the flapjacks above with slightly higher protein and calories.