Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
Commercial protein bars are often made with cheap protein blends, such as soy and hydrolyzed collagen. Many are low in fiber and need to be fortified in order to offer any vitamins and minerals at all. Making your own is easy, and is considerably less expensive than what you can buy in a store. Bars like these make excellent snacks and can also be used as a a part of a quick meal on-the-go.
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 large raw egg whites
- 4 ounces nonfat milk
- 2 1⁄2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1⁄3 cup Splenda granular
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 60 g chocolate whey protein powder
- Mix ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into non-stick cake pan. Bake at 300o F for 25 minutes or until firm. Let cool slightly before cutting.
- We have made these into 8 small bars, but you could easily make into 4 larger ones, with double the protein (e.g., 23 g protein per bar).
- If you don’t want the fat replace the oil with unsweetened applesauce. It will taste just as good and still retain the moist but firm texture.
These were amazing! I actually put them into a 11x7 because there was enough batter. I used 1 cup of oats, 1/4 cup wheat germ, 1/2 cup wheat bran, and 3/4 cup whole wheat flour. I also used EAS chocolate whey protein powder. And then I added about 3/4 cup peanut butter morsels which made it really come together and sweet! I'll be making these again as soon as they are all eaten!
What a great recipe! Such a nice consistency! I added hemp seeds too. :)