Finally getting around to making some of the pins I have! I love Pinterest and pin way more than I actually do. Anyway, I have been eating more protein bars lately and decided to make more of my own. This recipe is based on Sahar’s from Fat Fighter TV with a couple modifications.
- 1/2 cup of natural peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
- 5 tablespoons of honey (100 grams)
- 45 grams of whey protein (I used unflavored whey protein isolate) – approximately 1/2 cup
- 2 tablespoons (26 grams) ground flax seed.
- 40 grams of rolled oats – approximately 1/4 cup
These are so easy to make, too. It takes 15 minutes. In a small bowl, add the honey and peanut butter.
Microwave for 30 second to one minute so the mixture becomes more liquid. Stir well. I needed a minute because we keep the peanut butter in the fridge.
In a larger bowl, add the protein powder and flax meal and mix.
Then add the peanut butter and honey mixture:
Mix well and then add the oats:
This will be a stiff batter, so keep mixing until all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
I then weighed the dough and decided how many calories I wanted each bar, which was approximately 200 (like a normal protein bar). That meant I needed to divide my dough by 7, which was about 45 grams per bar.
Then roll into ball shapes.
I also formed one ball into a bar shape, but didn’t bother with the others. Lazy, I guess. You can do whatever shape you want – even a pyramid!
Verdict? These are pretty tasty! Almost like a peanut butter fudge. Now, these are caloric like a protein bar, so use them wisely. These are perfect for my evening snack.
Nutrition info dividing recipe into 7 bars:
211 calories per bar, 20 grams of carbs, 10 grams of fat, 11 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber. Your mileage may vary depending on the type of protein powder you use. This is a good base recipe to do other flavors or use other nut butters.