Top 5 Quick & Healthy Protein Bar Recipes
Whether you’re struggling to find the time to fit an extra meal in or just trying to find a quick way to up your daily protein needs, we’re sure you’ll find your next favorite protein bar recipe here.It’s hard enough to fit those gym and exercise sessions in let alone spending countless hours prepping your meals; this is why we have narrowed our top protein bar recipes down to our top 5 picks that are simple but seriously delicious.
Quick No-Bake Protein Bar Recipe
Makes 10-12 bars
1.5 cups rolled oats, blended into a flour.
1/2 cup vanilla or chocolate protein powder.
1/2 cup rice bubbles.
1/4-1/2 tsp fine grain sea salt, to taste.
1/2 cup natural peanut butter or almond butter.
1/2 cup pure maple syrup (or liquid sweetener of choice).
1 tsp pure vanilla extract.
3 tbsp dark chocolate chips.
1/2 tbsp coconut oil.
1: Line an 8-inch square pan with a piece of baking paper. Mix the oat flour, protein powder, rice bubbles and salt together in a large bowl.
2: Add in the peanut/almond butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Stir well to combine. If the mixture is too dry add a splash of milk and mix again.
3: Press into pan and roll out with a pastry roller until smooth. Pop into the freezer.
4: Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil together in a small pot over low heat. When half of the chips have melted, remove from heat and stir until smooth.
5: After freezing the bars for about 5-10 minutes, remove from freezer and slice into bars. Drizzle with melted chocolate and freeze again until set. You can store them in the freezer for a week or longer in an air-tight freezer bag or container.
Special thanks to Oh She Glows for this great recipe.
Chocolate Chip, Chia and Flax Seed Protein Bar Recipe
1/2 cup milk (dairy or almond)
1 cup all natural peanut butter
2 tsp honey (or sugar free maple syrup)
1 cup vanilla whey protein powder
2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup flax seeds
2 tbsp dark chocolate chips
1: In a medium bowl toss oats, flax seed and chia seeds with whey protein powder. Set aside.
2: In a medium saucepan combine milk, peanut butter and honey over low-medium heat. Stir until the peanut butter is melted and mixed well.
3: Slowly fold in oats & seed mixture (chocolate chips optional) and stir until well combined.
4: Press mixture firmly into a 9×9 pan.
5: If not mixed into batter, sprinkle dark chocolate chips on top.
Let sit until cooled and slightly hardened before cutting into bars.
Special thanks to The Kolb Corner for this great recipe
Baked Breakfast Protein Bar Recipe
Makes approx. 16-18 square bars
1 cup almond butter
1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
1 tsp baking soda
1: Preheat oven to 180°C. Spray a 9×11 inch pan with cooking spray.
2: In a small bowl, use an electric mixer to mix almond butter, protein powder and maple syrup. Beat in the eggs.
3: Stir in rolled oats, coconut and baking soda and mix well.
4: Firmly press stiff dough into the pan using the back of a spoon.
5: Bake for 12 minutes or until the top browns slightly.
Cool pan on a rack, cut into squares, and store leftovers in an airtight container.
Special thanks to Pop Sugar for this great recipe.
Baked Chocolate Muesli Protein Bar Recipes
Makes approx. 8 bars
1/2 cup unsweetened dairy/almond milk
3 tbsp honey or sugar free maple syrup
1/2 ripe banana, mashed
1 tsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups muesli
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
1/4 cup sliced almonds, or full almonds roughly chopped
1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1 tbsp flour (optional, if needed)
1: Preheat oven to 180°C. Combine the milk, honey, banana and chia in a medium-large bowl and mix well to combine. Set aside.
2: Mix remaining dry ingredients in a separate bowl. When evenly mixed, slowly add dry ingredients to bowl of wet ingredients, making sure everything is evenly mixed. Mixture should be quite wet but if you think it looks too wet, feel free to add about a tablespoon of flour.
3: Use an 8×8″ or 9×9″ pan for these bars. Spray your pan with oil and press the batter tightly into the pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, checking at the 20 minute mark to see how done they are. You will want them to be firm in the middle, and to look dry.
4: Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before removing from pan. Allow to cool to room temperature before cutting into bars.
You can store in an airtight container and keep in fridge, they should keep for about a week.
Special thanks to Run Now Wine Later for this recipe
Baked Banana & Walnut Protein Bar Recipe
Makes approx. 8 bars
1.5 cups rolled oats
3 medium bananas, mashed
5 scoops vanilla protein powder
4 egg whites
1/2 cup walnuts, ground
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp cinnamon
1: In a large bowl, add all dry ingredients (oats, protein, walnuts, cinnamon) and stir.
2: In a separate bowl, mash bananas, add egg whites and vanilla and stir.
3: Pour wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and combine until evenly mixed.
4: Scoop mixture into a 9×9″ glass dish and bake at 180°C for 15 minutes.