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Scott’s Homemade Protein Bars

February 28, 2011

 

Recently, Scott revamped his gym routine a bit and began focusing more on body building. This of course, involves lots of pumping iron and a fair bit of dietary supplements; Protein shakes and bars playing an important muscle-building role. So, since I love to feature some of Scott’s own foodie creations here, I suggested he look into make some homemade protein bars. It actually was quite easy, consisting of only a few ingredients, but with the flexibility to add any variety of dried fruits and nuts (or chocolate chips!) you’d like. These came out surprisingly tasty, somewhere between a brownie and banana nut bread. If you’re active they’re a pretty healthy snack considering they’re low in empty carbs and sugar and every ingredient in them is pretty nutrient-packed. However, since they are built for power, they’re not exactly low in calories. So, enjoy and get sweatin!

  • 2 Bananas, mashed with a fork
  • 2 Egg Whites, beaten
  • 1 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 3/4 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter (we use all natural)
  • 3 Cups Uncooked Oatmeal
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 140 grams Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1 TBSP Honey
  • 1/4 Cup Mini Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Dash of Cinnamon
  • 2.25 ounces chopped hazelnuts

Preheat oven to 350ยฐF. Beat together the bananas, egg whites, milk, peanut butter and honey. In a small bowl, mix together the protein powder, oatmeal, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add to banana mixture and beat until blended. Mix in chocolate chips. Spread evenly into a greased 2.2 Quart baking dish and top with hazelnuts and press into batter. Bake for about 35 minutes.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. irene permalink
    August 10, 2011 12:00 pm

    Sounds delicious!!
    Do you actually know the ratio fat:protein:carbs of the made bars? Iยดm looking for a substitute to the p90x protein bars that have about 32g of carbs and 20g of proteins, and 7g of fat.
    Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    • August 10, 2011 12:56 pm

      I’m sorry, because this was a mostly made-up recipe I don’t know the ratio.

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