I used to always buy packaged granola bars. Why? Well, they were cheap, easy, and usually low in calories. After finding out most brands are full of high fructose corn syrups, GMOs, additives and natural flavours, I decided it was time to start making my own.
Once you get a good base, there are so many varieties you can make! For this recipe I used my fav combo – peanut butter and chocolate chip – you can’t go wrong! It’s made with simple, easy ingredients; they are no-bake and take literally 10 minutes to make. No excuses people! Stop packing your kid’s (our your own) lunches with that store-bought crap and whip up your own batch today!
Makes 8 Bars
2 cups oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Rolled Oats)
3 scoops or 90g vanilla protein powder (I use Plant Fusion)
3 Tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp of liquid sweetener – honey, agave, maple syrup or a 8-10 drops of liquid stevia
2 Tbsp mini chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life)
Pinch of salt
Combine all the dry ingredients – oats, protein powder, chia seeds and salt – mix well until combined. Add in the wet ingredients – peanut butter, almond milk, vanilla, and sweetener – mix well with your hands.
Line an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with parchment paper. Press the mixture firmly into the pan. Add chocolate chips on top and press into the mixture. Freeze for about an hour.
Remove from freezer and cut into 8 bars. Wrap in cellophane and keep refrigerated.
You can also make a double batch and freeze them for later!
Nutritional Info per bar
283 Calories, 25g Carbs, 13g Fat, 17g Protein, 7g Sugar
Please Note: Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients. Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.