Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
These are homemade nutrition bars that maintain a 40-30-30 ratio of carbohydrates, protein and fat, respectively. Really easy to make, really tasty, and good for you! I originally based this recipe on Beth Boomer's Corn Syrup bars on bicyclesource.com, but they were too sweet for me, so I modified it and came up with this.
- 250 g oats
- 120 g peanut butter, any style
- 150 g golden syrup or 150 g corn syrup
- 240 g whey protein (chocolate flavor works really well)
- 120 ml water
- Put whey protein into a bowl and add water. Work it together, it's ok if it doesn't all combine, it should be sort of pasty with a bit of powder, but try to mix together as much as possible. Set aside.
- Pour syrup into a microwavable bowl and microwave on high for 30-40 seconds, until it just softens up a bit. Stir in the peanut butter and mix together. It shouldn't be too hot, if it is let it sit just a bit until it's just warm. Whey protein does not combine well with really hot substances.
- Stir into the whey and combine. You should be able to dissolve any remaining powder into the peanut butter/syrup mixture, and you've got a very sticky mixture now, so be careful!
- Either fold the oats into the mixture if your bowl is big enough, or put the oats into a big bowl/pot and add the whey protein/peanut butter/syrup mixture to it with a spatula.
- After adding the oats, you should knead it into a solid ball, before pressing it into a pan. Let it sit in the refrigerator for about an hour and cut into bars.
- Note: whey protein can be substituted for soy protein, making the product vegan and non-dairy, though you may need to add a bit of additional sweetener. Can also be done without a microwave, you just might have to put a bit more muscle into combining the peanut butter and syrup.
These are excellent. if you cut into 15 servings you get a 1.8 block snack. to get to 1 block you must cut into 27 these get kinda small but they are very simple and tasty. Here is the conversion from grams to ounces 250G oats = 8.8 oz 120G peanut butter = 4.2 oz 150G Golden Syrup = 5.3 oz 240G Whey protein = 8.47 oz 120ml water = 4.057 fl oz (1/2 cup)
These bars are very sweet and very filling, however, my mix came out very gooey and runny. I had to just ball it up into servings and put them into individual baggies. Then I read the nutritional info to the right and had a slight heart attack (i'm on the zone diet) that the info provided there wasn't in the zone. It is 31 fat, 56 percent carb and 13 percent protein...but then I saw the note on the bottom that they didn't include the whey protein...whew! Anyway, I thought I followed the exact recipe, except I used honey instead of corn syrup. They are a bit too sweet for me.
This is very good. My husband was looking for some variety for zone meals. This makes a tasty snack- without the guilt. Thanks for sharing