Recipe: Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Thursday, 24 November 2016

I am constantly on the hunt for new snack ideas and other ways of beating hunger with good nutrition. Peanut butter has become a must-have in my cupboard, and something of an addiction too (anyone else?) 
It's a great staple to have if you need a little extra protein in your diet and it's full of good fats as well. I started searching for any kind of PB recipes on Pinterest, and after reading a few different blogs I put together my ideal combination for a healthy and delicious snack bar! There's very few ingredients needed and you could whip up a batch of these in ten minutes. Easy to make, and oh so delicious.

Makes 12 servings


1 cup of Peanut Butter (a runny consistency)
1 cup Oats
1 scoop (35g) Vanilla Protein Powder
1/3 cup Maple Syrup 
Pinch of Salt
Shredded Coconut (optional)

Some recipes use honey as a sweetener, so go with your personal preference. If you do choose maple syrup, make sure that it's the real deal and not the "maple flavored" imposter.

Place all of the ingredients into a food processor. If you don't have one, you can easily mix everything together in a large bowl with a spoon. 

Blend until you have the consistency of cookie dough and the mixture holds together. 

Spread the mixture into a baking tray and flatten with a spoon or spatula. As an added option, you can sprinkle some coconut on top for texture. 

 Place in your freezer for thirty minutes to firm up. Cut into snack-sized pieces with a sharp knife and keep them in an air tight container in your fridge. Now they're ready for you to grab whenever you need them!

It's as simple as that. Super-quick and easy to put together. You could easily take a few of these to work with you as a snack, or use it as a post-workout treat after the gym. All of the ingredients are good for you and will help fuel your day. Just try not to eat them all in one go!

What's your favorite way to eat peanut butter?
Steph x. 

1 comment :

  1. This looks absolutely amazing Steph! Definitely going to try making it this afternoon! xx