Homemade Protein Bars…
Just five ingredients, and no baking required!
These homemade protein bars are packed with wholesome ingredients and serious peanut-butter flavor. Or would you prefer bachelor bar number two: a highly-processed block with an unpleasant taffy-like texture and an aftertaste that long overstays its welcome? Oh yeah, he is a handsome one, with a laundry list of ingredients such as: soy protein isolate, fractioned palm kernel oil, maltodextrin, corn syrup solids, distilled monoglycerides… these are some of the actual ingredients in many protein bars on the market today.
You’re much better off making your own—the main ingredient in my homemade protein bar recipe is peanut butter. Do your body a favor and choose homemade:
Peanut Butter Homemade Protein Bars
- 1/2 cup peanut butter, or allergy-friendly substitute (110g)
- 1/4 cup protein powder (I use Vanilla Nutribiotic) (20g)
- 3/4 tsp baking soda (trust me)
- 1/4 cup Sucanat or brown sugar (40g)
- 2 tbsp applesauce (30g)
- tiny pinch salt if desired (I use 1/16 tsp, and my pb also has salt)
Homemade Protein Bars Recipe: If your peanut butter is from the fridge, gently warm it until it is a stir-able consistency. In a mixing bowl, stir the peanut butter and applesauce until they form a smooth paste. In a separate bowl, combine all remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour the dry ingredients over the pb mixture, and stir until evenly incorporated. It will be a little crumbly, so transfer the crumbly dough to a gallon-sized plastic bag. From inside the bag, form one big ball. Still in the bag, roll out with a rolling pin. Cut bars (or portion bars into individual bags and shape them) and put in the freezer to firm. (Alternatively, you can bake these or make protein peanut butter cookies if you’d prefer.) I store mine in the freezer, but you can fridge them if you want softer bars. Makes 4-6 homemade protein bars, depending on how thinly you roll/shape the bars.
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