Almond protein bars

September 19, 2012 at 4:03 am (Food) (, )

I needed to find Hubs a good protein snack to take to work. He’s never been super impressed the with packaged bars, and I have never been thrilled with the prices. Not to mention all the sugar in them. I read through a few recipes and created my own recipe. It’s fabulous.

Almond Protein Bars
1 cup real almond butter (just plain old ground almonds, you can do this yourself with a food processor if you can’t get it in a store near you)
2 Tbsp agave
1.5 cups vanilla whey protein powder (same kind used for protein drinks)
.5 cup oat bran
.5 cup wheat bran
.25 cup flax seed meal
.25-.33 cup water (start with less, you can always add more)

Just mix it all up. It’s going to take some muscle. Press it into a pan of your choosing; it really doesn’t matter the size. I used a 9×9. Pop it in the fridge at least an hour to set. Cut into bars. I made 12 as I want them to be snack size. If you’re looking for something more filling, you may want less pieces. It’s totally up to you. Wrap them in wax paper or plastic wrap as they will be a little sticky. Enjoy!

I read several other recipes online that suggest freezing the bars if you’re not going to eat them within a few days. I decided to freeze mine. Since hubs will be taking them to work, they’ll have plenty of time to thaw before he eats them.

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