Friday, 29 November 2013

Oat and Coconut Protein Bars



I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Now it's time to work off all that food you all ate yesterday so that you can pig out when Christmas rolls around! And running around today for Black Friday doesn't count!




So to help you along the way, I have made some protein bars! The perfect fuel for a post-Thanksgiving workout.

To be honest with you, I have never tried protein bars. Since I worked at Safeway, I have seen countless people buying them, but I have never bought them due to their crazy expensive prices. Is it just in Canada, or are protein bars at least $2.50 per bar?




So I have made a cheaper, less processed version. Since I have never actually had a protein bar, I can safely say that these were the best protein bars I have ever tried.

So give it a try! It'll be a great break from all the leftover turkey I'm sure you're trying to eat your way through!





What you'll need:

-1 tablespoon graham cracker crumbs
-1 egg
-1 tablespoon cinnamon
-3/4 cup shredded cinnamon
-1/4 cup honey
-1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
-1/2 cup oats


Directions:

    1.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F 
    2.   In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, 1/2 cup coconut, protein powder, graham cracker crumbs and cinnamon until fully combined. 
    3.   In a small bowl, mix together the egg and honey. 
    4.   Slowly mix in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until fully incorporated. 
    5.   Line a square baking pan with aluminum foil. Pack the mixture into the prepared baking pan, and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup coconut and bake for an additional 5 minutes. 
    6.   Let cool and cut into bars. 

14 comments:

  1. These look like great snacks!

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  2. The good protein bars costs between $1.00-2.00. Crappy ones cost less. I cant make bars stick together so i opt for granola instead. These are pretty ingenious!

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  3. I swear I gained 15lbs this weekend. I definitely need to get back on track.

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  4. Wishing I had one of these in front of me right now!

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  5. Yum these sound seriously good! I love coconut and chocolate together, it's such a heavenly combination :) I'm bookmarking this recipe!

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  6. I love these bars! Especially since they are so cheap! Definitely a great way to get away from that turkey :)

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  7. Now this is a delicious way to get a protein boost! Lovely!!!

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  8. What a great way to make a delicious power bar at home! Thank you for sharing, my friend! I hope you are having a great start to your week!

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  9. Amazing looking bars, perfect for a much needed energy kick!

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  10. Protein bars ARE expensive!!! I do like eating these bars with added fiber or protein, haha! These look fantastic!!

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