The inspiration for these protein bar recipes is Alton Brown and his show Good Eats. Thank you for the great idea! These home-made protein bars are not only packed with protein they have tons of other healthy ingredients – and actually taste great!
A great benefit of making your own protein bars is that you can customize them to your liking and you know exactly what is inside them!
Protein Bar Recipes
As I said these taste great – one of my hubby’s favourite morning snacks! They are also packed with all sorts of nutrition.
What you will need:
To start you will need a 13×9 glass baking pan and some parchment paper to line it. You will also need three mixing bowls (one large, medium and small), whisk, measuring cup/spoons, a large mixing spoon and knife.
All of these ingredients are a guide line (and what I added) you can add or subtract the amounts to your liking; as well as substitute the types of fruits.
- 1 cup of soy protein powder (or whichever protein powder you prefer)
- 1/2 cup of oat bran powder
- 1/2 cup of flour (I used whole wheat flour)
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt (I love kosher, but which ever you prefer)
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup of dried blueberries
- 1/2 cup of dried apricots
- 1/2 cup or dried cherries
- 1 package of silken tofu (I have tried hard tofu and it works, but ALOT of whisking and it still ends up slightly chunky – will work in a pinch)
- 1/2 of apple juice
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar (dark tastes the best)
- 2 large eggs (beaten)
- 1 cup of peanut butter (less or more depending on how peanut-y a taste you want)
- Canola oil (just a little for the pan
- Line your pan with the parchment paper and add a light coat of oil to the paper. Put this aside somewhere for when we are ready to bake.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grab your large mixing bowl and combine the following: (Once combined set aside)
- protein powder
- oat bran
- wheat flour
- wheat germ
- Now grab the smaller mixing bowl. Coarsely chop your dried fruits (raisins, cherries, blueberries and apricots). Now, set this bowl aside as well.
- With our medium mixing bowl, whisk the tofu until it is completely smooth (I have learned the hard way that firm tofu will not get totally smooth).
- Once smooth, add the following – one ingredient at a time and whisk until combined:
- apple juice
- beaten egg
- brown sugar
- peanut butter
- Take the mixture in your medium bowl and add it to the large bowl mixture (the protein powder dry mixture). Stir these two together until they are combined completely. Now you should have a dough-y mixture.
- Fold in the small bowl of dried fruits. Make sure you fold them in so that the fruit is spread out through the entire mixture.
- Time to grab your parchment paper’ed pan. Spread evenly into the pan.
- Bake for 35 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and set it aside to cool completely before cutting. (Again, from experience they don’t taste as great when they are warm)
Once everything is cool, cut them into squares. Be sure to store them in an airtight container for up to about a week.
Note: From my adventures, airtight container on the counter will NOT last a week. They will turn after a few days. The fridge is the best place for these protein packed snacks.
More Protein Bar Recipes
Want to keep trying more protein bar recipes? Amazon has some great books all about protein bars (who knew!). Affiliate Link Below! Yes, I do get a tiny commission from your shopping on Amazon and I use all these tips to keep my craft supplies full!
Did you make these? Or one of the protein bar recipes from an Amazon book? I would love to hear how they turned out. Be sure to add a comment below with your adventures in the world of home-made protein bars.