Homemade Peanut Butter Cranberry Protein Bar

Posted by on Apr 4, 2011 in Nutrition | 0 comments

I’m always looking for low carb protein bars to snack on midday or pre workout. Even at the club the healthy protein snack bars aren’t very high in protein and many are loaded with sugar. One day a friend of mine gave me a recipe for Protein balls. I made them just like she said and they were really good but when I broke down the nutrition information they were sky high in calories and sugar. I have been modifying this protein bar recipe a bit to come up with a low carb, high protein snack. This is what I came up with:

  • 1 Cup of Natural Peanut Butter
  • 7 Scoops of Muscle Gauge Nutrition Pure Whey Isolate Chocolate
  • 3/4 of a bottle of Honey Tree’s Sugar Free Imitation Honey
  • mix these three ingredients together then mix in:
  • 2/3 Cup of Oatmeal
  • 2/3 Cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1/2 Cup of chopped Almonds

Mix all together then lay it out on the counter. I used Pam Spray on the countertop so it wouldn’t stick to it then flattened it out. I portioned out 10 protein snack bars and placed them in a tupperware dish on parchment paper. Put them in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours and then enjoy. The nutrition for each protein bar breaks down to roughly 350 calories, 24g Protein, 13g Fat, and 30g Carbs with only 11 being impact carbs.

This protein bar recipe above makes a fairly dense, chewy textured bar. You can increase the mixture of dry ingredients and substitute  other heathy options to change the texture, but it will also change the nutritional content. Other things to try in the mix are whole or ground flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, pecans, peanuts, walnuts, granola, raisins, or oat bran. Soy protein could also be substituted for whey protein to create a vegan protein bar.  Yes even vegans deserve tasty snacks too.

 

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