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Protien Bar Recipe

hello all just thought I’d throw in a new recipe for some good tasteing protien bars. I’m about to start my diet (agian) and plan on adding these in as inbetween meals. I’m also adding in some flax seeds in for more fiber. I’m hopeing that others will post some simple recipes as well.

5 tbsp natural peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
1/2 cup dry oats or whole grain hot cereal (uncooked)
1/2 cup oat flour * (double the oats if you do not have oat flour)
6 scoops chocolate whey protein (~132 grams protein)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons flax seeds (optional)
1 cup non-fat dry milk
1/2 cup water (depending on what type of protein you use, you may need to add more)

Spray an 8x8 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Combine dry ingredients in a medium size bowl and mix well. Add peanut butter and mix - the mixture will be crumbly and dry. Add water & vanilla.

Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, everything until a dough forms. The dough will be sticky. Spread dough into pan using a clean wooden spoon or spatula that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

Refrigerate a few hours (or freeze for an hour) and cut into 9 squares. Wrap bars individually (use sandwich bags or plastic wrap) or store in covered container between sheets of wax paper. Keep refrigerated.

Modifications: Use vanilla protein and replace ~1/4 cup of the oatflour with a variety of nuts, seeds, or dried berries. Chopped almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, peanuts, flax seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, raisins, or dried cranberries would all work well.

  • Making Oatmeal/Oat Flour: To make your own oat flour, all you need to do is put a cup or two of oatmeal in a regular household blender and blend it on high…it will turn into a flour. Store in a covered bowl in the pantry.

It takes 1 minute and is VERY easy and cheap alternative to buying in the store.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
197 calories, 21 g protein, 7.2 g fat, 13.7 g carbohydrate, 1.6 g fiber

thanks! i think im gonna try it. i’ll probably sub some peanut wonder for peanut butter in a future recipe to bring the fat down.

Damn, I’m drooling.
That should be added to a permanent section of the forum.

[quote]beastblob wrote:
6 scoops chocolate whey protein (~132 grams protein)[/quote]

So, to replace that with Grow!, I guess it’s 6 scoops of Grow! plus a couple teaspoons of cocoa, or something like that.

If I wanted to use coconut oil/milk instead, should I sub out some PB?


oops, forgot to add thanks for posting the recipe

beastblob wrote:
6 scoops chocolate whey protein (~132 grams protein)

So, to replace that with Grow!, I guess it’s 6 scoops of Grow! plus a couple teaspoons of cocoa, or something like that.[/quote]

I went that way because i’m a cheap ass and was doing the experament with the least expensive products I could get. but these do taste really good and is alot better than half the crap I’ve been eating latly.


Mix all this together:

protein powder 1 1/8 C.
oats (ground to flour) 1 3/8C
pudding mix (fat free, sugar free) (160 kcal total)
Milk 1 3/4 C.
Honey 4 Tbsp.
Peanut Butter (nat.) 3 tbsp.
Trail Mix 6 Tbsp.

makes 5 “bars” (30 grams protein, 430 kcal).
Go with chocolate protein flavors and choc. pudding.