This super-flexible homemade protein bar recipe is healthy and easy to make
This homemade protein bar is a staple snack in our household. No-bake energy protein bars are much cheaper and more nutritious than the glucose-loaded bars you find in most supermarkets and health food stores. This homemade protein bar recipe is simple to make and can be cut into individual energy sized bars ready as an on-the-go nibble to enjoy after your gym work-out, or as a treat to pop into your hungry teens’ lunch boxes.
Homemade Protein Bar Recipe
What you need
- 250 g/ 1 cup of natural peanut butter or alternative nut butter
- 340 g /1 cup of honey
- 270g / 3 cups of oatmeal
- 300g/ 2 cups of (chocolate flavoured) whey protein (optional)
- sprinkling of sesame seeds or flax seed-
- choc chips, raisins,dried cranberries or goji berries
- 5 drops of vanilla extract
- a little water if too dry
What to do
Combine the honey and peanut butter in a large non-stick saucepan over a very low heat until it’s runny. Mix in the oatmeal and optional protein powder followed by a sprinkling of whatever takes your fancy from the suggestions above. Don’t forget to add the vanilla extract and more water if you find the consistency a little dry, this will vary according to the optional ingredients you include. Stir together well and then press into a 9 x 9 ” tin. Allow the compressed mixture to cool before cutting it into 16 equal bars. At home, we wrap each bar in greaseproof paper and place them in a glass, not plastic container in the fridge, although it isn’t strictly necessary to refrigerate them.
Bonne Appétit x
Let us know what you think of these nut butter energy bars, and if you adapt the recipe, what you choose to change?
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Rebecca Watkins worked as a professional photo journalist and travelled the world with her husband John, before settling down as a stay at home mother to their three daughters. They have recently moved back from the French Alps to an old cottage in Devon, England. Rebecca’s days are filled with visits to the beach, animated discussions and in the best moments, happiness and creativity in her family home of five. The other moments are filled with craziness and chaos and she loves those too.