I us I developed these bars as a low-cost, low-sugar alternative to shop-bought protein bars (which also come in environmentally disastrous non-recyclable wrappers). The recipe is easy and quite adaptable. The protein comes from a mixture of milk, nuts and seeds, as well as protein powder. Most of the sugar comes from the sultanas, which can be reduced if you want to really cut down, but I find that they add a lot to the texture and flavour.
30 g (1/2 cup) Hot Oat Cereal (finely ground instant oats without added sugar or flavours)
60 g (1/2 cup) Dried Skimmed Milk
2 Scoops (50 g), Whey Protein - Chocolate flavour
25 g Pumpkin Seeds
50 g Ground Almonds
20 g Desiccated Coconut
70 g Smooth Peanut Butter With No Added Sugar
60 g Sultanas
Mix all ingredients together and add enough water to make a firm dough (about 3-4 tbsp). Roll or press the dough to about the thickness of a brownie. Refrigerate until solid, then cut into eight portions with a sharp knife.
The portions can be eaten straight away, kept refrigerated for 3 days, or frozen and removed individually as needed. I usually make a double quantity, and freeze the bars down.
Please note that the nutrition panel to the right is based on an automated generator by entering the recipe into My Fitness Pal. It is therefore only as accurate as the crowd-sourced data used in its production!
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