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Eating Clean Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

  • by Michelle
  • March 12, 2013

Looking for a healthy and tasty snack idea? These bars are great for people on the go, holding you over until lunch or dinner time, pre/post-workout snack, or avoid indulging in high calorie desserts after dinner!

Give them a tr!! It may take a few batches to get it them to taste exactly how you like them, but it’s worth it TRUST ME!protein bar ingredients

Ingredients:

-1 cup oat flour (I blend up 1 cup of oat bran in magic bullet until is “flour-like” consistency)
-4 egg whites
-2 scoops of Vanilla Whey Protein Powder (Choose a clean protein powder with no artificial sweeteners or ingredients—I use Gold Standard Natural Whey)
-4 tbsp PB2-Powdered Peanut Butter (optional if you don’t have it just go without or try adding 2 or 3 tbsp’s of natural peanut butter to the wet mix instead)
-1/3 cup (or less) Stevia
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-1/4 tsp salt
-8 oz unsweetened apple sauce (can also use flavoured baby food of choice)
-3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
-4 oz water

 

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix the following together in a large bowl:
– Oat Flour
– Protein Powder
– Baking Soda
– Salt
– Baking Cocoa
3. Mix the following together in a small bowl:
– Egg Whites
– Stevia
– Baby Food
– Water
4. Combine the ingredients from the small bowl into the large bowl and mix together.
5. Spray 8X8 dish with non-stick spray & add batter to the dish.
6. Bake for 20-30 minutes in oven.

Makes 12 squareschocolate protein bars
Serving size = 1 bar

Macros
Calories: 80
Fat: 1.4 g
Carbs: 11 g
Protein: 8 g
Fibre: 2.5g

Michelle’s Baking Tip: I bake them for 23-25 minutes so they stay more soft and “brownie-like”. Let them cool in the pan before cutting them into 12 squares and put them in the fridge or freezer so they don’t go bad. These have no preservatives so they will spoil easier ;)

Other options for add-ins:
– Ground Flax Seed
– Chia Seeds
– Dried Cranberries/Raisins
– Dark Chocolate Chips (within moderation!)
– Cinnamon

GET CREATIVE & LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU COME UP WITH!

Play around with the ingredients by adding other healthy ingredients or taking things out to find a taste and consistency that works for you.

For a great healthy “dessert” idea, try warming up a square in the microwave then topping with a little bit of natural peanut butter or putting on top some greek yogurt or my healthy ice cream recipes ;)