These bars are packed full of protein and are pretty tasty too! My boyfriend Matt and I are regularly working out and we usually drink a protein shake after to help our muscles grow! We decided that to consume our protein in bar-form would be a pretty neat change. I am not talking about the store-bought $1.25 each protein bar packed full of sugar and preservatives. Oh no, I am talking about all natural, homemade protein bars.
I got the recipe from a picture off of Reddit actually. The measurements in the recipe are in grams, (unfortunately do not have a scale.) So I converted it to cups for you, as best I could.
The bars taste really good, but they sure are sticky. I keep them in the freezer so they hold shape and eat it as soon as I take it out. I plan to experiment with a different kind of protein bar later this week- made with bananas and a bunch of nuts, so watch for that recipe next!
Power Protein Bars
- 1/3 Cup Natural Peanut Butter
- 3/4 Cup Whey Protein Powder
- 1/4 Cup Rolled Oats
- 2 tbs Ground Flax Seed
- 4 Tbs Natural Syrup (I used agave)
- 1 Handful of Raw Almonds
- 5-6 oz Water
Combine the peanut butter, protein powder, oats, and flaxseed in a large bowl.
Add the water a little bit at a time while mixing it, until the batter is sticky and formed.
Add the syrup and the almonds and fold them into the batter.
The easiest way to form them into bars is to stuff it all into a plastic zipper bag (pictured below), flatten it, and freeze for a couple of hours.
Once frozen, take then out and cut into bar sized pieces. They are sticky, so I individually wrapped the bars in small sandwich baggies. Keep them in the freezer until ready to eat!
Now pump that iron and pack that protein!!
If you prefer the original recipe in grams- see it here!