"This is one of the protein bar recipes I make for my boyfriend. He likes to have these for breakfast or before going to the gym." — SoNumberNine
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quick cooking oats
whole wheat flour
ground flax seed
very ripe bananas
This is the first recipe I've used to make my own protein bars. I used 1 package (35g) of vanilla and 1 package of chocolate protein by Vega Sport, Naturally More Peanut Butter which is great as it already contains flax seed, honey and egg white, added some chopped walnuts, dried cranberries and other fruit and nuts from trailmix. I also added a bit more honey and heated it a bit with peanut butter to make it more liquid and easier to mix with dry ingredients. The bars turned out great (chewy!), I can't wait to take them on my next hike!
the batter was really crumbly so I had to add about 1/2 cup more honey and some applesauce to it. I also added some cinnamon for taste. I think these bars have some potential... i'm gonna play around with the flavors a bit as I still found them on the bland side even after adding all that honey...
Very easy recipe and these protein bars turned out very good.
I added 1T of vanilla and 1T of cocoa powder also to bump up some flavour since my protein powder is flavourless.
Mine didn't turn out crumbly but they are crunchy. I may add some applesauce next time and see if I get a chewier bar.
Overall, very good recipe for protein bars.
I made this recipe as written and doubled the honey as suggested by the author for a sweeter bar. They turned out great... moist, not too crumbly, and very tasty!
Made these with my daughter today...The kids loved them but they were very crumbly. I will add more honey next time. (I wasn't watching when she put in the oats so she may have added too much too.) The kids (Ages 12, 10 and 7) Loved them and asked for seconds. They thought it would be really good in milk too. You can really taste the peanut butter, honey and the bananas too. YUM!
My picky teenage boys even liked these. They were a little dry so next time I will probably add some apple sauce to the mix. I added a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg. Good stuff, thanks!
Just made these and they are very good. I added 2 tblspn Cinnamon and instead of flax seed, I grounded some almonds, soy nuts, pumpkin kernels and dried cranberries from a trail mix. Next time I will ground the oatmeal as well to try a different texture. Thanks for the recipe
My family really liked these. They're not sweet, but thats obviously not the intent of this healthy snack. If you prefer a sweet bar, I'd suggest adding some raisins or dried fruit; cheeries, or cranberries would be tasty! Mine were nice & soft w/ perfect texture. Perhaps the other rater who indicated hers were crumbly spread them too thin? Thanx "So NumberNine!"
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Peanut Butter Banana Protein Bars
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 140
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