I mentioned last week that one of my current goals is to challenge myself to make more things from scratch. As we’re eating lots of protein bars as part of P90X, I wanted to see if I could create a yummy, healthful and nutritious protein bar from scratch.
After scouring the internet for recipes, I ended up tweaking a recipe I found on the P90X forums. The result was the following recipe, which every single person in our family has dubbed as delicious.
Homemade Protein Bars
- 1 mashed banana
- 1 1/2 cups dry oatmeal
- 2 Tablespoons flax seed, ground
- 2-4 scoops protein powder
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup coconut oil or butter, melted
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 large chocolate bar (I used organic dark chocolate) or 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients but chocolate together well (mixture will be somewhat sticky). Line an 8×8-inch pan with foil and spread the mixture evenly in the pan. Melt chocolate on the stove or in the microwave. Drizzle or spread over the mixture in the pan.
Place the pan in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Cut into 10 -12 bars and wrap in plastic wrap and/or foil and store in the freezer.
Thaw slightly before serving.
1/1oth of this recipe = approximately 260 calories and 11 to 13 grams of protein (depending upon how much protein powder you use, per Calorie Count.)
I’m also planning to try Lindsey’s protein bar recipe soon, as well, as it looks like a winner, too!