Simple Protein Bars (small batch)

This is super simple. Due to the higher sugar content and high protein, I’d say these are best before your workout. I used honey-roasted fresh ground peanut butter. Since it was sitting just a little bit, I was able to pour off about a tablespoon of oil which reduced the fat content (although not reflected in the image below) and made the bars a bit drier (but less fat is good!). Super simple. Can use add-ins but good just as is!

Simple Protein Bars (oatmeal peanut butter)
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  2. 1/3 cup honey
  3. 1/2 cup protein powder
  4. 1 cup rolled oats
Instructions
  1. Put the peanut butter and honey in a microwaveable bowl.
  2. Microwave for 30 seconds & stir until decently combined.
  3. In separate bowl, mix oats & powder.
  4. Add peanut butter honey mixture to oats mixture and stir. You might need to use your hands to fully mix together.
  5. Divide evenly into 4.
  6. Take each piece and shape into a flattened bar and wrap in waxed paper.
  7. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. I grind my own PB at Whole Foods or Earth Fare. I like the Honey-Roasted for my kids sandwiches and just used what I had on hand. You can grind your own with your Kitchen-Aid and the right attachment and then you can do whatever nuts you want or even a mix of nut butters.
  2. I use local honey for more health benefits. I get it at Whole Foods and jar it myself. Cheaper too.
  3. The protein powder I ended up using was Whole Foods' Soy Protein in Vanilla flavor. It's what was on sale last time. In general I refer whey protein for drinks (taste better) but you dont notice teh soy taste in baking.
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Simple Protein Bars

Simple Protein Bars

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