Homemade Protein Bars
So, as you are probably starting to gather, I don’t believe that protein powder is just for shakes or post-workout muscle recovery. Protein can be used to make numerous different delights, whether they’re tasty deserts or macro friendly snacks! Using protein powder helps to make a homemade recipe a lot more macro friendly and nutritious.
So today here is an easy recipe to make your own protein bars, once that won’t taste of cardboard at least. Also, I forgot to mention…. they’ve got peanut butter in! that’s right, PEANUT BUTTER.
- 1 scoop of protein (flavour is up to you, I opt for chocolate cause who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate?)
- 70 grams peanut butter (or any nut butter for that matter)
- 170 grams oats
- 1.5 tablespoons of honey
- 20 – 30 ml milk
- Heat the peanut butter in the microwave for approximately 30 seconds or until it is a soft consistency.
- Place all the other ingredients into the bowl and get mixing
- Mix until a dough-like substance is formed
- If the dough is too runny add some more protein
- If dough isn’t forming add a splash of milk
- Once dough is formed press into greaseproof tray (or one lined with greaseproof paper)
- Refrigerate for a few hours prior to serving
And voila, you have some beautifully crafted protein bars ready for you to slice up and enjoy!
Obviously, as usual, most of my recipes are fully customisable so feel free to go crazy and enjoy them how you see fit! One recommendation I have is that you melt some chocolate and drizzle or dip the bars into. Makes them even more delicious.
Macros for these are quite hard to give unfortunately due to the fact that people use different peanut spreads and different proteins. However, when made you normally get about 8 servings each consisting of the following macros:
- Calories: 135
- Protein: 8g
- Carbs: 19g
- Fats: 4g
Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter – James A. Garfield