- Is it healthy?
- Is it fast and easy?
- Does it taste good? (i.e. will my family eat it?)
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My Homemade protein bars definitely meet the above requirements. Healthy, fast, easy, and SO good! This isn’t just your average protein bar. This is dessert, snack, and healthy eating all in one! No added sugar makes it almost too good to be true. You’ll love these protein bars (or should I say No Bake Cookies?)
Homemade Protein Bars
2 1/2 cups peanut butter
3 cups oatmeal
2 cups honey
2 1/4 cups chocolate whey protein powder
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup almonds, chopped
Mix all ingredients (start with a spatula, but you might need to do the final mixing with your hands.) Press into bar pan (or cookie sheet with a 1-inch lip.) Consistency will be similar to No Bake Cookies. Slice to serve. (Can also form protein bars into balls.)
Tip: Slice them up into bars, freeze in the pan, then store them in a container in the freezer between pieces of parchment paper. This is how I have a healthy snack or treat at the ready. And they taste great when still partially frozen.
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These are awesome! My husband just requested that I make them again so he can eat them before his bike ride in the morning. Even my very picky, little 7 year old loves them. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Oh, and I did half the recipe and rolled them into small bite size balls.
I love your idea of rolling these into small bite size balls! Thanks for the idea Emily! 🙂 When I make a batch, I freeze the extra then I can grab one before my morning workout. Glad your hubby likes them!
No added sugar? There’s lots of sugar in honey. It is a natural sugar, but it’s sugar no less.
Thanks for your clarification. No added refined sugar, which I think is a huge improvement over most treats and bars. Honey is a great source of natural sugars, and makes this recipe an excellent choice for those who want to clean up their eating.
How many calories are in these? After looking at the calories from each serving of ingredients, I’m wondering if these are in fact “healthy”.
Great question, Amanda. There are a lot of different definitions of “healthy,” and my personal philosophy is to listen to my body instead of counting calories. I don’t know how many calories are in these. What I do know is that they taste great, they satisfy my sweet tooth, and they include some protein. Rather than cutting myself off because I have consumed a predetermined amount of calories, I eat until I am satisfied. Sometimes that means a few bites, and sometimes that means a few bars. It just depends on the day. I hope this helps! For more information about this kind of intuitive eating, be sure to email me. I work personally with women one-on-one to teach them how to free themselves from restriction and dieting forever, and live a healthy lifestyle. It’s the best! I will never go back to the dieting world!
what kind of oatmeal, and do you need to partial cook the oatmeal?
Krista, I use quick oats, and no precooking necessary. You’re going to love these!
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