Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Homemade Protein Bars


Ingredients:
  • 4 cups oats (the slow cook kind, not instant)
  • 6 scoops chocolate whey protein
  • 3 heaping Tablespoons UNSWEETENED baking cocoa
  • 1/3 cup sugar-free maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup no-sugar added applesauce
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups chopped/slivered almonds, toasted in a skillet until light brown
  • 1 cup low-fat peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins or craisins
  • water, added 1 T at a time


Mix your wet ingredients together in one bowl and do the same for the dry. Then slowly combine the two and mix well (I use my dough hooks on my beaters because it’s VERY THICK). Add water 1 Tablespoon at a time until it’s not dry and crumbly. Too much water and you’ll be sticky city. Dump onto a cookie sheet and press flat with wet hands. Cut into rectangles with pizza cutter. Makes 18 bars. I like to make a double batch, freeze them in baggies and then pull them out as I go. Delish!
Nutritional information (COMPARE mine / P90x protein bar)
calories: 294/ 260, fat: 15.3 g /7 g, carbs: 29 g/ 31 g, sugar: 12 g /23 g, protein: 16.7 g/ 20 g

P90x Nutrition Plan Portions:
1 Protein Bar is 1 Double Snack serving, 1/2 bar is 1 Single Snack serving.

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