Homemade Protein Bar Recipe
In this article, I want to share an easy recipe for homemade protein bars. Protein bars form a regular part of the diet of many bodybuilders. They are a great snack to help you fill up on protein without stuffing yourself full of sugar and unhealthy fat.
The problem is that buying protein bars can become quite expensive. This is why being able to make protein bars yourself can help you to save money and get ripped at the same time. Not bad for a couple of minute of reading, right?
This protein bar recipe is brought here courtesy of Dave Ruel, of Anabolic Cooking, a bodybuilder and nutritionist. However, I take his recipe and add many suggestions of my own to allow you to create variations which may be more to your taste. You can either read the recipe, or watch a video of Ruel making protein bars in his home. I suggest that you do both. Check out the video below:
This is a great video and it shows how quickly you can make homemade protein bars. I will now give you a list of ingredients that Dave Ruel uses in this video and will offer some other options you can use.
Ingredients for 5 Home Made Protein Bars
- 8 scoops of protein powder.
Note: While Dave Ruel uses chocolate protein powder, you can use practically any taste that you like. You can also use a plain powder as you will be using honey which will give the bars its sweetness.
- 1 cup oatmeal
Note: You can use any type of oatmeal here. I often bake the oatmeal for 20 minutes before making the bars.
- 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
Note: The key word here is Natural. Donít use any kind of peanut butter. You want one which is devoid of any artificial chemicals and ingredients, so use a natural butter. You can also use other types of butters. Almonds, cashews, and hazelnuts are my favorites.
- 3 Table spoons of honey
Note: I use raw honey. You can use a bit more for extra sweetness, although it does add calories to the bar.
- 1/2 cup 1% milk
Note: Use 1% fat milk for a reason. It simply adds a bit of taste and body to the bars. A 0% fat milk is a big weak for me.
- 3 table spoons of crushed peanuts
Note: You donít have to use peanuts (especially if you want to add another taste to the butter. You can use pistachios, almonds, or any other nut really. This will give the bars an extra crunchiness.
Just put all these ingredients into a bowl and mix them. After youíve got a mix, pour it into a pan and spread the mix out evenly in it. Put the pan in the fridge for 2 hours until the entire mix becomes hard. Cut the mix into bars and enjoy.
Making protein bars at home is not hard and it doesnít take too much time. You can easily make a big batch and have bars for 2 weeks at a time. I hope that you found this recipe for home made protein bars useful. Enjoy.
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