Recipe by SavedByGrace
"I came up with this recipe when my doctor told me I needed to eat more fiber, and I was sick of eating store-bought protein bars for breakfast in the car between the gym and work. Ingredients such as wheat germ, flaxseed, protein powder, peanut butter, and oats make this a healthy way to start the day!"
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1 1/2 cups
ground flax seed
vanilla-flavored hemp protein powder
peanut butter (such as Jif®)
natural peanut butter, or to taste
A few notes from the creator of this recipe:
1) Bake temp should be 350 degrees F.
2) I now use 1/2 cup flaxseed for gluten free.
3) Sometimes I use 2 bananas and 1/4 cup applesauce for a little lighter texture.
4) This recipe makes 6-9 bars, but definitely not 12 if you like to feel full when you eat breakfast! :)
These are also really yummy if you use almond butter in the batter instead of peanut butter!!!
Not offensive, but no great flavor either. All my kids rejected them. Will keep looking for a healthy and delicious bar.
I love that this recipe is pure protein, fiber, and energy, with no added sugar. The banana & honey give it a slight sweetness, and my only cheat was to use Skippy dark chocolate peanut butter. As suggested, I used a combination of bananas and applesauce, more flax seeds, and even used freshly ground peanut butter from Sprouts for the top layer. Compared to a store-bought protein bar, I admit that I like that the store bought is covered in a layer of chocolate (which I should be avoiding anyway). Besides from that, this is SO MUCH cheaper and it feels good to be eating a home-made bar without the commercial additives. I needed something to help me achieve a healthy, active lifestyle without costing a lot of money. Now these have replaced store-bought protein bars as my pre or post-workout snack! It is powerful fuel, satisfying, and easy to make!
I made this recipe and both my kids and I loved them! I made it with a chocolate flavoured protein powder, but it wasn't very chocolaty. We take these with us to swimming lessons and have them in the car for a boost just before swimming. They are very very good!
Thanks so much for this recipe--we love it! From the ingredients I was pretty confident it would be a hit, so I doubled it the first time out and baked in a 13x9 glass dish lined with foil as recipe recommends. I baked at 350 for 30 min, then another 10 for the peanut butter topping. Perfect! The changes I made were to use multi grain oatmeal type cereal, not the quick oats; natural peanut butter, no salt, agave nectar instead of sugar, and I used a blend of hemp hearts, milled flax seeds, and chia seeds instead of flax and wheat germ. I just cut them up and put in plastic bags in the fridge so they're easy to grab and go. One Note: don't be afraid of the peanut butter topping--it just cooks into the bars and isn't messy at all.
Yum! Just made these and the family is sampling. They really are tastey and so easy and I always have these ingredients on hand! One exception.....didn't have quick cook oats so used extra thick whole grain rolled oats and the recipe turned out great! I also sprinkled about 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips on when I spread the peanut butter on top. This will be a repeater!
Nice, healthy protein bars. These really only make 9 in an 8x8pan. Love my bars moist, so I use extra huge banana's.
I use a 50/50 combo of Regular oats and Steel cut.
I have used a pre-done Flaxseed mix with dried fruit in it, which I got at Whole Foods.
I only use local honey, so that it helps with my allergies.
I've doubled the ground cinnamon and tripled the Vanilla extract as I could not find Hemp with Vanilla in it.
I'm not a Peanut Butter fan at all, but have found that these protein bars are okay with it.
The next time I do a batch I am going to substitute the PB with Apple Butter instead.
I really haven't tried this yet - only because I have a batch of my own in the freezer right now - but I will - because by reading the recipe I can tell they will be good. The only thing I will leave out is the wheat germ - because I do gluten free. I would suggest another fiber rich source...chia seeds...1 Tbls. is 6 grams of fiber & 3 grams of protein (along with lots of other beneficial additions)...and they do not have to be ground nor will baking destroy them either. No need to buy the expensive ones sold by individuals - get them on ebay or amazon!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
High-Fiber, High-Protein Breakfast Bars
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 68
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