During the workday I always end up needing a snack around 3p. Before the pandemic that would often be a Kind Bar or Larabar. Since I’ve been working from home during the pandemic I’ve been iterating over making my own no-bake protein bars and here’s the recipe I’ve settled into.
Several of the recipes I found online included a large amount of sugar — one recipe called for a cup of maple syrup! — so I’ve tried to reduce the overall sugar in these.
Peanut Butter & Oat Protein Bars
- 2.5c cut rolled oats
- 0.5c yellow pea protein powder
- 1c creamy peanut butter
- 0.5c almond milk
- 0.25c agave
Mix dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl. In a sauce pan, add remaining ingredients. Warm and stir until fully incorporated and add into bowl with dry ingredients.
Using your hands mix everything together, pour into a 8×8 pyrex dish, and pack the mixture down well. Place in refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes, then cut into 12 bars.
Store these in the fridge until you’re hungry in the afternoons!
Estimated nutrition value per bar
- 254 calories
- 22.7g carbs
- 12.5g fat
- 12g protein