Thursday, January 16, 2014

Peanut Butter Banana Protein Bars



I just made this recipe for the first time and my son liked these.  He liked them even better after he made a breakfast cereal out of them by crumbling a few up into a bowl and pouring some milk over it.  He said it kept him feeling full for hours .  I guess it was the protein powder in them.  I have already made a second batch of them to keep on hand for a quick breakfast.  I like the fact that they are homemade with healthy ingredients and no added sugar.  I found this recipe here at Allrecipes.com



Here is what is needed.  Bananas, oats, peanut butter, wheat flour, protein power, flax seed and honey.

 Mash up two ripe bananas in a bowl.

Combine the Oats, wheat flour, flax seed, and protein powder in a separate bowl until mixed well.  Add the peanut butter, honey,and bananas and mix well.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread mixture out until it is a half inch thick.  The mixture will be dense and you will need to press it down into the pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.  Cut into squares while it is still warm.
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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup protein powder
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 very ripe bananas
Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment.
2.  Spread oats out onto an unlined baking sheet in a thin layer, and toast until lightly browned, about 10 minutes; remove and allow to cool. Mix together the cooled oats, protein powder, whole wheat flour, and flax seed until thoroughly combined, and mix with peanut butter and honey. Mash the bananas into the mixture, and stir to combine. Press the dough down onto the parchment-lined baking sheet in a 1/2-inch layer.
3.  Bake in the preheated oven until the edges of the dough are golden brown, about 15 minutes; cut into bars while warm, and allow the bars to cool. Wrap bars in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready to use.