DIY Protein Bars

IMG_7034Anyone who knows me, knows I love a good protein bar. They’re the easiest “grab and go” snack and can be found in nearly every supermarket these days. However, a daily Grenade Bar could end up costing you £60 a month which is equivalent to a whopping £700 a year!! The bars are also often packed full of artificial sweeteners and other weird ingredients (yup, that’s why they taste so yum), so much so that you may actually be better off eating a bar of Dairy Milk and having a shake! So I’m here to solve all of your problems. These delicious homemade protein bars contain no artificial sweeteners and the recipe can be adapted to your individual taste. Triple choc chip? PB with Crunchie spread topping? You name it. The best thing? The basic recipe works at out under 70p per bar. DREAMY. Keep on readin’ for the full recipe.

MACROS (per “basic” bar)

Calories: 187

Protein: 12.1g

Carb: 14.8g

Fat: 9.2g

INGREDIENTS (to make 12 bars)

100g porridge oats, blended to oat flour

65g porridge oats

150g (6 scoops) protein powder (I used PhD Diet Whey Vanilla Creme)

120g nut butter of choice (I used almond)

110g honey

2 tbsp coconut oil, melted

METHOD

  1. Prep a brownie tin by greasing with 0 kcal spray.
  2. Combine the oat flour, un-blended oats & protein powder in a bowl.
  3. In a saucepan over low heat, melt together the nut butter, honey & coconut oil until combined.
  4. Pour the melted mixture into the dry ingredients.
  5. Time to get messy! Use your hands to ensure everything is fully incorporated. You may want to add a splash of almond milk at this point if the mixture looks too dry. Aim for a cookie-dough texture.
  6. Add in any additional ingredients (I kept things simple and used dark choc chips).
  7. Press the mixture into the prepared tin and place in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  8. Remove from the tin and cut into 12 bars.

ENJOY! X

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