Homemade Protein Bars

You guys know I LOVE cooking and eating and treat myself with tasty meals. but I also love taking care of my body, exercise, eat clean and be healthy. I regularly workout (running, cycling, dancing) and I do integrate my diet with protein supplements like protein powder and bars.

Unfortunately all food integrators are quite pricy here in Shanghai so the other day I decided to try home make protein bars at home. I was very pleased with the result. These bars taste just like the one I used to buy in the States and they don’t require to be baked, so even those without an oven at home can try make them 🙂

Ingredients (make 6 bars):

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp. flaxseeds
  • warm water (a.n.)
  • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped
  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder (whey, casein, others)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla bean paste

In a bowl combine, oat flour, rolled oats and peanut butter


add 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder


then grab your flaxseeds, I could never live without them


and throw 2 tbsp. into the bowl


next up grab some vanilla bean paste


and add that too


chop up the almonds and add them to the mixture


Start stirring and add warm water as needed until all the ingredients hold together

Line a casserole dish with baking paper and move the mixture into it flattening it up


Melt the chocolate and spread it on top, then put it in the freezer for about 30 min


Cut it into 6 bars and store them into your fridge up to 1 week, or into your freezer for up to 1 month



– LittleDani





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An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.