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High-Fiber, High-Protein Breakfast Bars Recipe
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High-Fiber, High-Protein Breakfast Bars

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"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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Original recipe makes 1 dozen bars Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line an 8x8-inch baking dish with aluminum foil, letting foil hang down over the sides of the pan; spray pan with cooking spray.
  2. Stir oats, wheat germ, flax seed, protein powder, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl. Mash bananas in a separate large bowl and stir 1/4 cup Jif® peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract into bananas, mixing well. Stir dry ingredients into banana mixture and spread into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Spread 1/4 cup natural peanut butter over top.
  4. Continue baking until lightly browned on the edges and set, 10 more minutes. Let cool in the pan and lift bars onto a work surface using aluminum foil as handles. Cut into bars, wrap in plastic wrap, and store in refrigerator.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 30 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 45 mins

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use any type of protein powder. I use hemp because it is high-fiber. If you use a very sweet powder, I'd suggest lowering the amount of honey. I typically use a brand-name peanut butter inside the bars (Jif®), and then all-natural to spread on top. After they are cooled, I cut them into individual servings and cover in plastic wrap for a grab-and-go breakfast.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 18, 2013

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!!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
May 31, 2013

Not offensive, but no great flavor either. All my kids rejected them. Will keep looking for a healthy and delicious bar.

 
Apr 16, 2013

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!

 
Sep 12, 2013

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!

 
Mar 31, 2013

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!

 
Jan 10, 2014

I'd been looking for a recipe that included most/all of the healthy ingredients listed in this recipe. I couldn't find anything other than granola which usually has oil, syrup, and brown sugar in them. These bars are perfect for me. Really good taste, filling and healthy and just enough natural sweetness from the bananas and honey. I'm sure I'll be making these frequently. Thanks for submitting, SavedByGrace.

 
Oct 02, 2013

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!

 
Dec 15, 2013

I make these regularly now and take them for a mid-morning snack at work. One batch I substituted applesauce for banana, and another batch I added a tsp. of cocoa powder. I think the original recipe is the best. Each batch I've used standard rolled oats instead of the quick-cooking oats, and I think the bars have been fine. Thanks for the recipe!!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 169 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 7.6 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 148 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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