Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars
Save yourself some money, get rid of all the preservatives in regular protein bars, get natural and healthy ingredients in a protein bar! Plus they taste amazing!
- Cooking oil spray
- ½ cup plain oatmeal
- ½ cup unsweetened soymilk
- ¼ cup egg whites (2 whites)
- ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder (1/3 cup)
- ½ cup Splenda granulated or sugar (or 12 packets Truvia)
- ¼ cup milled flaxseed
- 2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons natural peanut butter
- 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8×8″ pan with cooking oil spray.
- 2. In a microwave safe bowl, combine oats and milk; cook for 60 seconds. Stir and allow to cool; mix in egg whites and vanilla.
- 3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the whey protein, Splenda, flaxseed, flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
- 4. Add oatmeal mixture to dry ingredients; mix just until everything is moist. Spread batter in pan.
- 4. Place peanut butter in microwave safe bowl and heat for 45 seconds or until melted. Spoon peanut butter over batter in pan and swirl with knife tip.
- 6. Bake for 10 minutes; allow to cool completely before cutting into 6 bars. Wrap each individually in plastic wrap and store in the freezer or refrigerator. Unwrap and microwave 30 seconds to warm.
Makes 6 servings
- 195 calories
- 11 g total fat
- 2 g saturated fat
- 5 mg cholesterol
- 14 g total carbohydrate
- 4 g dietary fiber
- 12 g protein
- 218 mg sodium
Making these Tuesday!!
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