Sunday, 4 December 2011

Banana Chocolate Protein bars

 Just gotta say, I love weekends when I actually have time to get things done. Important things. Meaningful things. Like bake stuff!!!!


BANANA CHOCOLATE PROTEIN BARS
adaptedfrom Eating Birdfood

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole grain flour
  • 1/3 cup protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3 egg whites (or 1 whole egg and 1 white)
  • 1/2 cup milk (regular, almond, soy, anything!)
  • 2 Tbsp your favorite nut butter (I used peanut butter)
  • 1/2 Tbsp honey or agave
  • 5 drops of liquid stevia (or 1 Tbsp more of honey or agave)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup carob or chocolate chips
Preparation:
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a bowl combine all dry ingredients – oats, flour, protein powder, chia seeds, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a large bowl combine all wet ingredients – bananas, egg, milk, nut butter, honey, stevia and vanilla.
  4. Slowly pour and stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until everything is well mixed, then gently stir in the carob or chocolate chips
  5. Pour the batter into a greased 8 x 5 in. or 8 x 8 in. baking dish.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, remove from oven and cool for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Cut into 8 squares and enjoy 
  8. Wrap the left over squares in plastic wrap and store them in a ziplock bag or storage container in the fridge.


These baked goods are CLEARLY going to help me kick butt on my final food science exam next week.

Happy living,
~Princess :)

4 comments:

Molly@hungryhungryrunner.com said...

I have some over-ripe bananas that are just begging to be made into a baked good. I think I will try this recipe out in lieu of my usual boring banana muffin recipe!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Yum Yum Yum! Banana and chocolate one of those made for each other flavor combinations! HOpe your week is off to a wonderful start!

caloricandcrazy said...

Mmmmm these are looking so delectable! Remind me of odwalla's chocolate pb protein bars :)

Tiff said...

Those sound yummy - thanks for the recipe!

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