Some really good protein bars that actually turn out well.


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    Found these and thought I would pass them along. I know the internet is littered with protein bars and 90 percent of them never turn out like the pictures and never taste even close as advertised, but these I have actually done and they do turn out good.

    These bars are excellent as a pre-workout snack due to their low fat content. If you’d like to turn them into a more complete meal, consider adding some nuts or flax seeds to the batter before baking, or smear with peanut butter or another nut butter after they have cooled.

    Peanut butter and honey protein bars

    1 cup natural peanut butter
    ½ cup honey
    2 cups oatmeal
    5 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
    1 cup milk

    For this protein bar recipe, combine all ingredients in a bowl, press into a pan, and let set in the fridge. Once solid, cut them into individual bars.

    Nuts and seeds protein bar

    ½ cup oatmeal
    ½ cup whole wheat flour or oat bran
    6 scoops vanilla protein powder
    1 cup non-fat dry milk
    2 tbsp flaxseeds
    2 tbsp sunflower seeds
    ¼ cup mixed nuts
    ¼ cup dried fruit
    1/3 cup natural peanut butter
    2 tsp vanilla
    ½ cup water

    Combine oatmeal, oat bran, protein powder, dry milk powder, seeds, nuts, and dried fruit in a bowl. Stir in natural peanut butter, vanilla and water until moist and spread with a wooden spoon or spatula into a non-stick baking dish. Place in the fridge for an hour until firm.

    If you’d like to make this recipe more low-carb in nature, consider replacing the dried fruit with another type of nut or seed and replace the oat bran with more ground flaxseeds. This will increase the caloric value of the bars though, so be sure you keep that in mind when working them into your overall diet.

    No-bake protein oat bars

    2 cups dry oatmeal
    4 scoops whey protein powder (vanilla or chocolate works best)
    ½ cup natural peanut butter
    1/3 cup of water or milk

    Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, and then press into a 9-by-9 inch pan lined with wax paper. Freeze for 40 minutes and cut into bars.

    Since these bars have a good amount of healthy fat, they are best used when you’re not preparing to exercise or recovering from your session, when fat should be avoided.

    Blueberry and banana bars

    1 cup raw oatmeal
    5 scoops of banana-flavored protein powder
    ½ cup non-fat dry milk powder
    ¼ cup fat-free cream cheese
    2 egg whites
    1½ bananas, mashed
    1 cup blueberries
    ¼ cup water
    3 tsp canola oil

    First, preheat the oven to 325F. Combine oatmeal, protein powder and dry milk. Next, in another bowl, combine the cream cheese, egg whites, bananas, blueberries, water, and oil; beat this with an electric mixer until well blended. Pour this batter into a sprayed 9-by-9 inch square pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

    These protein bar recipes are a great alternative to store-bought versions…

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