Everything Protein Bars
 
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These protein bars are a whole lot healthier and tastier than Gu. I use them on my training runs.
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Recipe type: dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • ½ cup wheat flour
  • ¼ to ½ cup protein powder (whey works best) [I use ¼ cup, but ½ makes a really dense cookie]
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • ½ cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ cups of rolled oats
  • ½ cup of peanuts (you could use sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or another nut here)
  • ½ cup dried fruit (I used cherries)
  • ½ cup tablespoons cup good quality dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13 by 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the flour, protein powder and baking soda. In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, peanut butter, eggs, oil and vanilla together until blended. Slowly add flour mixture.
  3. Stir in by hand oats, peanuts, fruit and chocolate chips.
  4. Spread into coated baking dish. The “dough” is pretty stuff and doesn’t pour easily. It should be a bit stiffer than a cookie dough.
  5. Cook for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Notes
Nutrition will vary based on the powder you choose, pre-protein powder values are in the [], so add yours on to those values
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bar Calories: 200 [195] Total Fat: 11 g Total Carbohydrate: 29.4 g Sugar: 17.2 g Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g Protein: 6.6 g [5.0 g]
Recipe by Recovering Vegan at http://recoveringvegan.com/you-got-peanut-butter-in-my-protein-bar/