Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Homemade Protein Bars

I find that people either love protein bars or hate them, depending on what kind of protein bar you try. I have tried over 20 types, and out of those 20 I think that I only found 10 that were any good.

But the bottom line is, no matter how healthy people think that protein bars are, some are actually not much better for you than a chocolate bar. Why is that? Because they are packed with sugar!

An easy way around this is to make your own protein bars at home! Try this one out; a homemade peanut butter protein bar with only 1/4 cup of sugar in the entire batch.


Ingredients (4-6 bars)
1/2 cup peanut butter (or allergy-friendly alternative such as sunbutter) (110g)
1/4 cup protein powder (20g)
3/4 tsp baking soda (important)
1/4 cup sucanat or brown sugar (40g)
2 tbsp applesauce (30g)
tiny pinch salt if desired 


If your peanut butter is the natural type, gently warm it until it is a stir-able consistency. In a mixing bowl, stir peanut butter and applesauce until it is a smooth paste. 

In a separate bowl, combine all remaining ingredients and stir well. Pour dry over the pb mixture, and stir until evenly incorporated. It’ll be a little crumbly, so transfer the crumbly dough to a gallon-sized plastic bag. From inside the bag, form one big ball. 

Still in the bag, roll out with a rolling pin. Cut bars and put in the freezer to firm. I store mine in the freezer, but you can fridge if you prefer softer bars.

So simple, not to mention tasty.

Take Care,


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