I love making these bars because they require absolutely no baking. If you purchase protein bars at the store, you know it can become quite pricey. This is a very cost effective way to make a healthy version of your store bought bars.
Just like protein bars in the store come in a variety of flavors and have different textures; feel free to get creative when you make your protein bars.
I grab a big mixing bowl and I combine 2 cups of old fashioned oatmeal, ½ cup of natural peanut butter, 4 scoops of vanilla protein powder, 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed, and ½ cup of almond milk.
I mix all of the ingredients until they are thoroughly combined. Then I line an 8”x8” baking pan with wax paper; with clean hands I press the dough into the bottom of the pan. Warning this will make your hands pretty sticky.
I pop the baking sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes. Once they are hard I take them out and cut them using a pizza cutter; it cuts through the bars with ease. I cut them into 4 squares.
It is best to keep them in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat them. This will keep them firm. If you are heading out and want to take them with you; it is best to keep them frozen.
Yields 4 Bars
Macronutrient and Caloric Breakdown
1 Bar per serving
- 230 calories
- 15 grams of protein
- 21 grams of carbohydrates
- 10 grams of fat
This is where you can have some fun; try it with you favorite protein powder. One of my favorites is chocolate for this bar. You can also try cookies and cream, chocolate peanut butter or strawberry; the options are endless!
You can also use whole milk rather than the almond milk depending on your nutritional needs. You could also add nuts or raisins to this protein bar.
I have also made this recipe with almond butter rather than peanut butter; it tastes great too.
Try my low sugar no bake gluten and lactose free protein bars too.
If you try these bars, we’d love to know how you made them. Leave a comment below.