Homemade Protein Bars
These homemade protein bars taste really good without them being overly sweet and sickly! I find that a lot of store bought protein bars are awfully sweet! The great thing about making homemade protein bars, or homemade anything for that matter, is that you have full control over the flavours.
I buy my protein powders from MyProtein.com they’re a UK based company but ship internationally. The quality of protein is very good and you definitely get value for money. There is a huge variety of flavours to choose from, for this recipe I used their Impact Whey Protein in Vanilla.
These homemade protein bars make a great snack if you’re working towards reaching certain goals and need a lot of protein in your daily diet, or even if you feel you’re not getting enough protein for example in my case, I’m not a big meat eater and probably only eat meat once a week so sometimes I struggle to meet the daily recommended intake. I find that adding protein powder to baked goods/desserts is an easy (not to mention delicious!) way to reach those targets. Although generally speaking, I will only eat/use protein treats on days when I’ve worked out.[recipe_box]
Homemade Protein Bars
Makes: 16 bars
- 1 ¾ cup oats (I used Gluten-free)
- 1 ¾ cup ground almonds
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 150g dark chocolate
- 5 scoops Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds (chopped or whole)
- ¼ cup dates
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- pinch of salt
- In a large bowl, mix together the oats, ground almonds, cinnamon, protein powder, seeds and salt.
- Add the dates to a food processor and blend until you have a paste. If you don’t have a food processor you can chop the dates as finely as possible.
- Transfer the dates into a separate bowl then mix in the milk and peanut butter.
- Pour the date mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix well, feel free to use your hands!
- Transfer the mixture into a 9″x9″ square tin and press down with your hands or with the back of a spoon. I like to cover my tin with foil to make it easier to remove the bars once they’ve been chilled!
- Melt the chocolate (I used the microwave) and drizzle on top of the bars.
- Place in the fridge for a few hours to set.
- Slice into as many bars as you want! I sliced into 16 bars 🙂
- Calories: 229
- Protein: 14.4g
- Fat: 12g
- Total Carbs: 17.7g