High Protein Cinnamon Oat Bars

Avoid overly processed protein bars by making it yourself!

High Protein Cinnamon Oat Bars

8 Servings

84 Calories: 5.6P/11.8C/1.8F

Ingredients

    For The Bars
    ▪ 80 Grams Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
    ▪ 30 Grams Vanilla Protein Powder
    ▪ 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
    ▪ 20 Grams Stevia
    ▪ 42 Grams Powdered Peanut Butter
    ▪ 6-10 Grams Chia Seeds
    ▪ 64 Grams Light Blue Agave
    ▪ 15 Grams Sweetened Coconut Flakes

    For The Glaze:
    ▪ Melted Cookie Butter
    A few Tablespoons Melted--enough to drizzle
    ▪ Vanilla Protein Powder + Almond Milk
    No Measurements--just eyeball a few tablespoons

How to 

1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray an 8x8 baking pan. Pulse oats in a food processor and place into a medium sized bowl with the rest of the bar ingredients except for the powdered peanut butter

2. In a small bowl place the powdered peanut butter and whisk in 1 teaspoon of water a time until the consistency is similar to jarred peanut butter. Combine with the other ingredients for the bars

3. Press mixture evenly into baking dish and bake for 15-20 minutes

4. Once baked and cooled, top with glaze of choice or both and cut into 8 even bars!

Buy It & Try It 

Bob's Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder With Chia and Probiotics (Vegan)
Store I Purchase At: Jewel Osco (parent company: Albertsons)
Typical Price: $14-$18
Where In The Store: Organic or baking aisle

Tips:
1. Since going dairy free this has been one of my staples! I love that it already has chia seeds in it because otherwise I would definitely adding them!
2. There is a chocolate vegan version available as well as whey protein powders
3. Overall this brand is amazing, they have everything from rolled oats to nutritional yeast, to egg replacer!

Chia Seeds
Store I Purchase At: Aldi or Tj Maxx/Homegoods
Typical Price: $2-$5
Where In The Store: Baking aisle (Aldi) or snack section (Tj/Homegoods)
Tips:
1. You'll quickly learn that chia seeds are something I'm throwing on top of or mixing into my food daily! Great for digestion/gut health and adds a little something to your recipes!
2. I usually purchase at Aldi but you can find endless packages of chia seeds at Tj Maxx and Homegoods for super cheap as well so if I'm already there I'll usually pick up a package
3. When mixing chia seeds with your food a tip I have would be to let it sit in the batter or with some sort of liquid for 5-10 minutes. You'll notice it starts to absorb some of the liquid and the seeds become less gritty and more like a super mini bobba!

PB Powder
Store I Purchase At: Amazon or Tj Maxx/Homegoods
Typical Price: Depends on the size container you buy
Where In The Store: Snack/food section (Tj Maxx/Homegoods)
Tips:
1. Peanut butter without all the fat! Now I'm not saying don't eat fat, we all need to consume a good amount each day, but powdered peanut butter gives you the abililty to add flavor to recipes or top your meals with peanut butter and save some calories!
2. The best advice I have when adding water to make a spread is to use a 2:1 ratio. Two parts powder, 1 part water. It's easy to make the spread super water by adding even a little bit too much water so it's really best to add a tiny bit at a time until the consistency is just right!
3. Sometimes the powder can lack a little bit of the sweetness you would get with a normal peanut butter spread so if that's the case, add a little bit of stevia and you got yourself a sweet and low fat peanut spread!