protein bar recipes

Some homemade protein granola bars! I love when I actually make these because I can put whatever I want into them and I can control the amount of sugar in them.

Protein Granola Bars:

1 cup oats
2 scoops protein powder (I used cinnamon swirl flavor)
1 Tbsp wheat germ
½ cup dried fruit (today I used cranberries and dates)
¼ cup sliced almonds
¼ cup peanuts
¼ cup honey
¼ cup peanut butter
¼ cup applesauce

Mix everything together either by hand with a spoon or in a mixer on slow speed. Then place on a baking sheet and press to flatten. I like putting the bars in between 2 sheets of wax paper when I flatten them into bars. Then cut them into bars!

Really you can put in them whatever you’d like! I change them up all the time so don’t feel like you have to use these specific ingredients.

Almond, Date, & Flaxseed Protein Bars

Similar to how I’ve made previous bars, just a few different ingredients.  I heated a heaping tablespoon of coconut oil, 14 oz of natural almond butter, added 2 cups of raw oats, 2 cups of dried date pieces, ½ cup of flaxseed, ½ cup sliced almonds, and ½ cup of water.  I should’ve added water in previous batches of protein bars but since I’m not following any recipes, I’ve had to figure this out through trial and error.  The bars become too dry and crumbly otherwise.    Everything is mixed well and pressed into a square pan, then refrigerated to set and keep fresh.  Another successful and delicious batch of bars.