My favourite protein bars are Clif Bars; more specifically the cool mint and the crunchy peanut butter. But I thought to myself, there has to be a better way to make a great tasting bar that is filled with more than just 10 grams of protein. Let the protein bar creation begin.
Inspired by Sorted Food (I have been watching them way too much, and it’s a good thing), I am making mine with a delicious dark chocolate layer on top. For my first batch, I decided to go with an “Oven Baked” protein bar mainly because of the disaster No Bake Granola incident I had a couple years ago. I do plan on making a non-baked version later on.
Oven-Baked Protein Bars
Total Preptime: 12 minutes | Cooking time: 10-11 minutes | Yields: 12 Bars
- 3 ripe bananas
- 5 scoops whey protein
- 2 cups of oatmeal
- ¼ cup of honey
- ½ cups of organic creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup of almonds
- ¼ cup of chocolate chips
- ½ cup of rice crisps
- 1 cup of milk
- 2 cups of 70% dark chocolate
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F
- Use a food processor blender to chop Oatmeal into fine powder. I used a spice grinder for a finer grind.
- Mash bananas until you have a smooth mixture.
- Add honey, oatmeal, peanut butter, protein and milk. Mix until thoroughly combined. It should be a thick but not runny consistency.
- Butter up your tray and spread evenly. Make sure it is ½ an inch thick.
- Place into the oven for 10-11 minutes.
- While your protein bars are baking, melt your dark chocolate over a double boiler (a bowl over a pot of water).
- Once finished baking, place on a rack to cool and then spread the dark chocolate over the bars and let it set.
- Cut and store in a container.