Peanut Butter Protein Bars

These protein packed granola bars taste great, and only contains 6 ingredients – most of which you should stash in your kitchen already! These bars are wholesome and clean, and are incredibly easy to make and an inexpensive option to the shop-brought brands.

If you’re buying granola bars from the shop they’re most likely full of refined sugar and these bars are made with 100% pure maple syrup instead.

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This is a base recipe I use for all my protein bars and I love adding a cup of fresh raspberries to the mix.

You’ll need…

  • 1 cup unsalted almonds
  • 1 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/4 cup unflavoured protein powder
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Chill Time: 10 minutes

Start by toasting your oats and almonds at 180°c for 10 minutes, or until slightly golden brown.

Put your dates into a food processor until only small bits remain. Then combine with your oats, almonds and protein powder.

Warm the maple syrup and peanut butter in a small saucepan over a low heat. Stir and add the oat mixture making sure the dates are disperse throughout.

Once thoroughly mixed, transfer into a square baking dish lined with baking paper and press down until flattened. Cover with more baking paper and let it firm up in the fridge for 10 minutes.

Remove the bars from the pan and chop up in bars and store in an airtight container in the fridge.

I’ve decorated mine by simply melting 2 squares of 80% dark chocolate and drizzling over the top.

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