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Homemade Protein Bars

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Adding more protein to your diet is helpful in building muscle as well as losing weight. Protein bars can be quite expensive so making them at home will save you money.This page contains recipes for homemade protein bars.

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Recipe: Homemade Protein Bars

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Ingredients:

  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 1/2 cups dry oatmeal
  • 2 Tbsp. flax seed, ground
  • 2-4 scoops protein powder
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 large chocolate bar (I used organic dark chocolate) or 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

Mix all ingredients but chocolate together well (mixture will be somewhat sticky). Line an 8x8-inch pan with foil and spread the mixture evenly in the pan. Melt chocolate on the stove or in the microwave. Drizzle or spread over the mixture in the pan.

Place the pan in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Cut into 10 -12 bars and wrap in plastic wrap and/or foil and store in the freezer. Thaw slightly before serving.

1/10th of this recipe = approximately 260 calories and 11 to 13 grams of protein (depending upon how much protein powder you use, per Calorie Count.)

Servings: 10 -12 bars
Prep Time: 2 Hours
Cooking Time: 0 Minutes

By Marcia from Spokane Valley, WA

Recipe: Fruit and Coconut Bars

A morning snack with fiber and tasty.

Ingredients:

  • 100 grams breakfast oats
  • 100 grams sultanas
  • 100 grams raisins
  • 70 grams wholewheat flour
  • 5 ml baking powder
  • 100 grams soft brown sugar
  • 60 grams desiccated coconut
  • 150 grams butter
  • 20 ml honey
  • 100 grams dark chocolate

Directions:

Preheat oven to 355 degrees F (180 C.) Grease and line a baking tray.

Combine oats, sultanas, raisins,wholewheat flour, baking powder, sugar and coconut. Melt butter in microwave for 2 minutes. Add to dry ingredients and mix well

Press into baking tray and bake for 25-30 minutes or till light brown. Remove and cool.

Melt chocolate and spread over the top of the bars. Cut into bars and serve.

Servings: 6
Time:20 Minutes Preparation Time
25-30 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: friend

By Dorty from SA

Editor's Note: Here is a Wikipedia entry on cooking weights and measures, with some conversion charts that may be helpful. There are also several other conversion websites online:

Recipe: Golden Apricot Bars

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Directions

Rinse apricots, cover with water and boil 10 minutes. Drain, cool and snip. Mix softened butter with the 2 Tbsp. honey and 1 cup whole wheat flour, sifted. Pack into bottom of greased 8 inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes. Sift remaining 1/3 cup flour with baking powder and salt. Beat honey into eggs, beating well after each addition. Stir in sifted flour mixture, flavoring, walnuts and chopped apricots. Spread over baked layer. Return to oven and bake 30 minutes more. Cool in pan and cut in squares.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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