i was originally going to post this in my marathon chronicles series since the reason i'm making them is to increase my protein intake during my training, but you don't have to be training for a marathon to make or enjoy these.
i like simple, and it doesn't get any easier than these 4-ingredient, no-bake protein bars. plus, you'll save money making your own and have peace of mind knowing exactly what went into them. i'm not against store-bought protein bars when in a pinch, but many of them are high in calories and loaded with sugar.
no-bake homemade protein bars*
2 cups dry whole grain oatmeal
4 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/3 cup water or milk
i used whatever i had on hand - regular quick oats, chocolate protein powder, jif peanut butter, and almond milk. i added (chopped up) chocolate chips for extra yumminess.
mix ingredients together in a bowl.
line pan with waxed paper and press mixture flat.
refrigerate for 1 hour.
cut and store in refrigerator.
do you have a favorite protein bar?
have you ever made your own protein bars?
*i searched through tons of websites and recipes and cannot remember the exact site where this recipe came from.