A Dark Chocolate, Oat, & Almond Protein Bar Recipe
The trick behind a good protein bar? A great mixture (you know, the ‘body’ of the bar). It has to be moldable, not too wet or sticky, and never to dry. It has to be something that kicks open the doors of Heaven with The Nommmmmm :-D What happens if you mix it and it’s too dry? You add a bit of liquid (milk or water), one tbsp at a time. If it’s too sticky? You add some coconut flour, pea protein powder, brown rice protein powder, or casein. If it’s not sticky enough (so that your ingredients aren’t fusing together?), you add some nut butter or coconut oil. Point is to be fearless in front of your bowl; to play around, experiment, to let your imagination grow some wings and flyyyyy! Start here:
1 cup oats
1/2 cup whey (I’m trying out METAPURE 02 whey from QNT, the chocolate is yummmmmy!)
2 tablespoons almond butter (seriously, I’m in love with this)
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
1/4 cup hulled hemp seeds (optional but nice)
1 tablespoon 100% cocoa powder
1/2 tablespoon pea protein or coconut flour (this is to dry up the mixture and make the bars a bit more moldable)
1. After mixing the above and shaping the mix into five rectangular bars (each the size of a regular store-bought protein bar), melt 60g of 100% dark chocolate (I used my dearest here) in a bain marie (a glass bowl on top of a pot of boiling water). Then, dunk your bars in there to coat them.
2. When all bars are coated, transfer them to the freezer for an hour or so until the chocolate has set and… BOOM! ready :-D
Macros per Serving (out of 5):
22g carbs (2.8g sugars)
17g fat (5g sat)
PS: If you want to make the bars lower carb, you cab sub half of the oats for 3/4 cup of ground almonds and 1 tbsp of coconut flour.