1/07/2013

Made my own protein bars yesterday

Yesterday, we made some protein bars. I had never tried this before so I felt a bit worried whether we would just be wasting a lot of good and expensive ingredients. The ones we tried were nut based protein bars, but there are plenty of other ways to do them. It was surprisingly hard to find a decent recipe online for these, so I figured I shared our version


Here's the easy recipe (makes about 10 bars):
  • 2,5 dl of peanut butter. We used an organic Urtekratim peanut butter which was almost as cheap as the cheapest brand around. Its nut content is approximately 99,5%. When buying peanut butter, try to check that it doesn't have too much added crap in it
  • 8 table spoons of honey (do not choose honey that is too runny)
  • 2,5 dl mix of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, pecan nuts, cashew nuts and dried cranberries
  • A dash of olive oil
  • 1,5 dl (or more) of protein powder. We only had strawberry flavored available so we didn't put too much in due to the artificial flavor of it.
  • Linseeds
Put the nut&seed mix to the oven for a few minutes (approx 180 celcius) with a little dast of olive oil on top. The you prepare a mix of peanut butter and honey in a kettle with low heat. Then add just a little water and the nut&seed mix.

Once you have it all mixed up just spread the doughy mix on greaseproof paper and put some linseeds on top. Then shape it into bars and wrap in the paper. Once you got everything wrapped, store them into the freezer.

The bars tasted amazing right after making them but they were a little too sticky at first. After they spent some time in the freezer, the texture improved a bit. If you are worried about the texture, adding more protein powder might also help.

The ingredients:

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