Friday Food Fight – Peanut Butter Oat Protein bars

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July 5, 2013 by mybattlebuddyfitness

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We have had a lot of people asking us for protein bar recipes.  This is a tricky proposition.  Finding the right balance between sugar, fat, calories and protein is never easy.  I started playing with a recipe from food.com and came up with something that I actually like.  I wouldn’t say this is a perfect substitute for your average protein bar, but it is tasty and is a great pick me up for after a workout.  Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Oat Protein Bars

1 ½ cups quick oats

1 cup Rice Krispies (or other crispy rice cereal)

¼ cup sesame seeds

¾ cups dried apricots

¾ cups raisins

4 scoops Isopure Protein Powder

½ cup oat bran

½ cup Agave Nectar

2/3 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

½ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread oats, cereal and sesame seeds in a 13″ x 9″ nonstick jelly roll pan. Bake, stirring occasionally, until oats are toasted, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, chop apricots and transfer to a large bowl. Add raisins, protein powder and oat bran.  Toss with hands to mix. Lightly coat jelly roll pan with cooking spray. In a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, bring agave nectar to a boil. Reduce heat to low, stir in nut butter, vanilla and cinnamon. Quickly pour syrup over oatmeal mixture and stir well. With wet hands or spatula, immediately spread warm mixture into the jelly roll pan, pressing into a thin, even layer.  Chill until firm, at least four hours. Cut into 2″ x 3″ bars. Bars can be wrapped individually in wax paper or foil, or stored in an airtight container with waxed paper between layers. They can be refrigerated for up to four weeks, or frozen for longer storage.

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size 37 g

Calories 120

Total Fat 4.2g

Sodium 49mg

Total Carbohydrates 12.9g

Dietary Fiber 1.6g

Sugars 6.7g

Protein 8.8g

Vitamin A 8%     •             Vitamin C 8%

Calcium 11%       •             Iron 5%

One thought on “Friday Food Fight – Peanut Butter Oat Protein bars

  1. Tim says:

    Got try your
    peanut butter oat protein bar.
    Has everything I like in it.
    Thank You!

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