Sunday, April 24, 2011

Peanut Butter Protein Bars


I made some yummy protein bars using a recipe I found on food.com. The ingredients are simple, and they're really easy to make. I already had all the fixings in my kitchen! Buying energy food like GU can add up, so it's nice to be able to whip up some homemade running fuel!

You will need:

1/2 cup skim milk
1 cup natural-style peanut butter or 1 cup low-fat peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey
1 1/4-1 1/2 cups of whey protein powder (I used Gold Standard vanilla ice cream flavor)
2 cups dry uncooked oatmeal (not quick cooking kind)

Directions:

1 Combine PB, honey and milk in a pot.
2 Warm over low heat.
3 Add the protein powder and mix well.
4 Add the oats.
5 You don't want to cook it, just warm it through so you can stir it.
6 Add more milk if it is too thick to stir.
7 Press in a 9" x 13" pan.
8 Let the bars sit until cool, and cut into 16 equal sized bars.
9 Wrap each bar in foil or Saran wrap and store in plastic baggies.
10 They do not need refrigeration.

I followed the directions to a tee except I did not think the recipe yeilded enough to spread over a 9x13 pan. I only spread over half the pan. I was still able to cut into 16 bars.





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