OK, the last Protien bar thread went crazy, Im lumping everything Ive com across here. Some have baking included, some say the protien will denature, break down, so a way around is either using xanthan gum, or putting your bars/cookies on a pan (lined, or sprayed with pam) set in oven set to warm, leave overnight. The outsides will dehydrate/turn hard, and chewy insides. Or even a dehydrator, if you have the fruit rollup tray. Il try mine. Or make a frosting using the pro, and spread on after cooking.
3c old fash oats
2c whey protien/protein ya got
1c apple sauce
1tbsp vanilla extract
2-4tbsp stevia/sugar substitute
This will come to a 2-1 ratio of carbs to pro. 1-2g fat,depending on protein source.
Mix the apple sauce and flavors firs, then fold in oats (little at a time), and protien last.
I put these in the oven at 350, drop cookie style, and baked for 5 min, just a litle chewy. You can also bake at 250-275 for a few min longer if you dont want the pro getting cooked. I have some chewy ones in a bag waiting to be eaten. I store mine in the freezer. Nice and chewy. Ill add nut value once I add it up.
Homemade Protein Bars
Makes: 16 servings
2 cups natural peanut butter or cashew butter
1 3/4 cups honey
2 1/4 cups of protein powder
3 cups dry, uncooked oatmeal
Combine peanut butter and honey in a large mixing bowl and heat in the microwave for about 70 seconds.
Stir in protein powder and oatmeal. Mix thoroughly. It will be thick!
Press into a 9" x 13" pan. Refrigerate until solid enough to cut and then cut into 16 equal bars. Wrap each bar in foil or saran wrap and store in plastic baggie in refrigerator.
My favorite protein bars would be:
2 T Natty PB
1 scoop ON chocolate Whey
Mix form into a bar and the freeze...I usually make them aboout 4 at a time so that would be:
4 scoops of chocolate whey, Great P+F meal plus it tastes like a cheat!
here is a few gathered from assorted places...
1 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cups honey
2 cups of protein powder
3 cups dry uncooked oatmeal
combine pb and honey in nonstick pot, warm up over low heat.
then add the protein powder then oats
YOU DONT WANT TO COOK IT just warm it up to mix
then press into a pan let it cool in the frige and there you go
5 tbsp natural peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
1/2 cup dry oats or whole grain hot cereal (uncooked)
1/2 cup oat flour (double the oats if you do not have oat flour)
6 scoops chocolate whey protein (~132 grams protein)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons flax seeds (optional)
1 cup non-fat dry milk
1/2 cup water (depending on what type of protein you use, you may need to add more)
Spray an 8x8 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Combine dry ingredients in a medium size bowl and mix well. Add peanut butter and mix - the mixture will be crumbly and dry. Add water & vanilla. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, everything until a dough forms. The dough will be sticky. Spread dough into pan using a clean wooden spoon or spatula that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Refrigerate a few hours (or freeze for an hour) and cut into 9 squares. Wrap bars individually (use sandwich bags or plastic wrap) or store in covered container between sheets of wax paper. Keep refrigerated.
Modifications: Use vanilla protein and replace ~1/4 cup of the oatflour with a variety of nuts, seeds, or dried berries. Chopped almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, peanuts, flax seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, raisins, or dried cranberries would all work well.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
197 calories, 21 g protein, 7.2 g fat (8% saturated), 13.7 g carbohydrate, 1.6 g fiber
6 scoops whey
Oats ( you can toast the oats as well)
Eggs Whites (i use around 6)
Peanut Butter (natural of course)
Few Drops of Vanilla extract
Brown Sugar to taste
Milk (substitute with water if cutting)
mix oats with peanut butter and eggs whites until you have a smooth consistency but not too viscous, use the microwave to cook the eggs for 10 seconds, take out and mix again, do this 3 times. add the whey, cinnamon, chopped walnuts, vanilla, brown sugar and milk (add milk only if the mass is tooo thick, otherwise omit, adding too much liquid will cause the mixture not to set in the fridge later), MIX WELL until all ingredients are properly distributed
pour into metal pan, let sit in the fridge for 1 hour. cut into pieces, wrap in wax paper or foil
Protein Fudge Bars
7 scoops Chocolate Protein powder (7 scoops equals 2 1/3 cups) (122.5 pro/10.5 carb)
1/2 cup melted butter
4 oz. cream cheese (8 pro/4 carb)
1/2 cup walnuts (10 pro/5 carb)
Melt butter and cream cheese in microwave. Stir until smooth. Mix in protein powder. Stir until mixed. This will be very thick and hard to stir. Add chopped walnuts and mix.
Put in a greased bread pan. Chill. Cut into 8 pieces. When firm, you can wrap each piece in plastic wrap and store in fridge.
Yield: 8 generous bars
Protein per bar: 17.5
Carbs per bar: 2.43
3 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups dry milk
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 cup lite syrup
2 scoops protein powder
2 egg whites
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup craisins (cranberry/raisins, or cranberries or raisins) or chopped apple and chopped nuts
Mix all ingredients as you add them to each other and then in a waxpaper lined cookie sheet spread the mixture out. After you do this and before you bake them, take a butter
and cut them into 10 squares. Put them in a 325' oven until lightly browned (about 15 minutes) and store them in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks without refrigeration.
Makes 10 Bars 1Bar = 200 calories 12.2 g protein 25 g carbs.
This Make 16 Protein Bars
1 Cup of Natural Peanut Butter or LowFat Peanutbutter
1 1/2 cups Honey
2 cups of protein powder (I use vanilla whey protein) (Chocolate is great too!)
3 cups dry,uncooked oatmeal
Combine peanut butter and honey in a large nonstick pot, and warm it up over low heat . I start out with just the peanutbutter and honey, then add the protein powder,and finally the oats. You don't want to cook it, just heat it up enough to be able to stir it together.
Press into a 9" x 13" pan. Let them cool, and cut into 16 equal bars.(I cut them into 32 bars). Wrap each bar in foil or saran wrap and store in plastic baggies. No need to refrigerate, the ingredients are all natural.
(based upon using lowfat natural peanut butter) (Smuckers)
Serving Size: 1 Bar
Protein: 18 g
Carbohydrates: 38 g
( nutritional info may vary depending upon the ingredients you use)
1/2 cup (8 tbsp) Fat-free cream cheese
6 tbsp Reduced-Fat Natural Peanut Butter
4 scoops Chocolate Whey Protein (i used isopure)
about 1/8 cup Eggbeaters Egg Substitute
1 packet Nestle Carnation Fat-free hot cocoa mix
1/2 cup raw oatmeal (regular, slow cooking)
Splenda artificial sweetener (amt. depends on how sweet you want them)
-Heat cream cheese and PB in the microwave until soft. Mix well
-Add splenda until it's sweet
-Add a little of the Eggbeaters
-Add Protein and mix well. It will be hard to mix at first but will eventually mix in.
-Add Nestle Hot-cocoa mix and mix well. If it needs to be wetter, add more of the Eggbeaters
-When you get a nice, play-doh conssistancy, add oats and mix.
-Lightly spray wax paper with cooking spray.
-Place dough on wax paper and press out to desired thickness
-Chill in refrigerator for a while
-Cut into bars
**Nutritional info (for the whole recipe. divide as you like):
Fat- 36 g (8 g saturated)
Carbs- 74 g (16 g fiber)
Protein - 160 g
~~Strawberry & Banana Meal Replacent Bars~~
Makes 6 bars
1 c. raw oatmeal
5 scoops of Strawberry protein powder [90g. of protein]
1/4 c. fat free cream cheese
1/2 c. non fat dry powder milk
2 egg whites
1/4 c. water
1 1/2 bananas, mashed
2 tsp. Canola oil [this is the secret ingredient to keeping these bars moist instead of the traditional dry bar]
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9 x 9" square pan with cooking spray and set aside.
In a med. bowl combine oatmeal, protein powder, and dry milk. Set aside. In another bowl beat together with an electric hand mixer; cream cheese, egg whites, bananas, water and oil. Add the oat mixture and continue to beat until the two are combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Makes 6 bars. Nutritional stats per bar are;
Makes 8 bars
1 c. raw oatmeal
1 ½ c. chocolate protein powder; [96g. of protein total][vanilla powder can be used instead]
¼ c. reduced fat creamy peanut butter
½ c. nonfat dry milk powder [dry form do not add any additional water to this]
2 egg whites, beaten
½ c. raisins
¼ - 1/3 c. water
Mix all ingredients [except water] together in a bowl. Gradually add water to mixture [mixture is very gooey]. Spray a 9x9” square pan with cooking spray. Pour batter in pan and spread as best as you can [I use wax paper to press it down so it is evenly distributed]. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for about 15 minutes .Let cool slightly; cut into 8 bars.
Nutritional stats per bar;
New addition by Jenny
i tried to make bars before without honey and they never hardened up, so i baked them and with that my favorite post workout snack was born.
all these things done by eye,
couple spoonfulls of peanut butter
pour a lotta oatmeal,
whey protein powder
a couple egg whites
i toss in a little brown sugar,,
whatever you wanna throw in, the main ingredients are the oatmeal and the whey powder, then i put on a pan and bake for 25 mins at 35, i cut them up into bars and take them to school, its like a really hard bread, bar kinda thing.
One from D-Money at BBcom,
protien frosting aeh. nice,
2 cups cottage cheese
2 1/2 cups rolled barley (barley flakes) or Oatmeal
12 egg whites
3 tbs peanut butter (natural)
6 scoops of ON Optimum Protien powder*
Makes 12 bars
If you use the barley and Optimum powder it makes for a 38/40/22 balance with 230 calories per bar.
*the protien powder is a "frosting"
-combine a little bit of water and stir till it makes a frosting like consistency. Then spead over the top of the bars.
-spray a cooking pan with non-stick spray and put in all mixed ingredience, exluding the protien powder.
-preheat to 375 degrees and cook till you can stick a tooth pic into the bars and it comes out clean.
-spred with protien powder "frosting"
Taste pretty good and provide good protien, carbs, and good fats.