My nutrition client LJ posted this recipe from the Power Hungry blog on our Team Facebook page and I loved the simplicity of it. With 5 ingredients (all of which you can pronounce) these bars go together in a snap.
I whipped-up a quick batch and these protein bars have been a savior for me the last few days since I have been crazy busy and have been eating on the run a lot. An added bonus is the fact that these are really filling.
The only modification I made to the recipe was to use 1 cup of almond milk versus the 1 1/3 cups the recipe called for. Years ago I learned to always add less liquid initially to a recipe than it calls for because you can always add more if necessary and you can’t UNadd liquid once you have too much.
Ingredient-wise I used Trader Joe’s gluten-free old fashioned oats, unsweetened almond milk, Crazy Richard’s Crunchy PB, Kirkland vanilla, and PlantFusion protein powder in Cookies and Cream.
The add-ins you could include in these bars are endless:
- Powdered PB
- Cocoa powder
- Shredded coconut
- Chocolate chips
- Carob chips
- Dried fruit
- A layer of low sugar jelly (PB & J bars)
- Pumpkin pie spice
Here are the nutrition facts for the bars as I made them (It made 8 bars):
P.S. If you are interested in giving Crazy Richards a try use the coupon code FITQUESTMOM for 10% off.