Food

Recipe: Strawberry Protein Bars

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Makes 12 bars
(per 1) 90 kcal / 8.2 P / 8.9 C / 2.1 F

I decided to whip up some home made protein bars using what I had in the fridge/pantry. The reason I opted for quinoa as the base as it’s got all 9 essential amino acids, making it a great little additional protein source. Dark choc chips are an optional (but delicious) addition if you have any or want to pick some up to include in the bars!


Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa 

  • 1 cup oats 

  • 1 cup chopped strawberries

  • 3 scoops whey (I used Cinnamon Bun Flavoured ISO100, you could also use vanilla)

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (or almond butter)

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder 

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 

  • 1/8 cup honey 

  • 2 tbsp dark choc chips (optional)

  • 1 egg 

  • 2 tbsp almond milk 


Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C (300F)

  2. Place 1 cup of quinoa with 2 cups cold water and bring to the boil, after its boiled allow to simmer for 5 mins before removing from heat and allowing to cool slightly.

  3. Melt peanut butter

  4. Combine peanut butter, oats, quinoa, protein powder, and baking powder and mix well.

  5. Add egg, vanilla extract, almond milk, chop chips, and honey, mix well.

  6. Chop strawberries and add to the mix. 

  7. Like a baking tray with baking paper and scoop mix into tray (it will not fill the whole tray, I folded up the edge of the baking paper to create a border, if you have a loaf pan, use the bottom of this instead!)

  8. Bake for 15 mins

  9. Remove, allow to cool before serving, as it’s cooling it will firm up more.

  10. Slice into 12 pieces (once down the middle, and then into roughly 1” wide pieces)

  11. Keep stored in airtight container at room temperature.