Nutty, fruity muesli is a good source of nutrients – especially if you use a no sugar added product. It’s the perfect base for protein bars as it provides a very nice way to get healthy fats, carbs, and fiber. This is another protein bar that is great for breakfast although they taste terrific any time of the day!
Ingredients – Makes eight bars
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
3 tbsp honey
1/2 ripe banana, mashed
1 tsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups no added sugar muesli
2 scoops protein powder – any flavor – my recommendation at Amazon.com
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1 tbsp flour (optional, if needed)
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2) Combine first four ingredients in a medium-large bowl and mix well to combine. Set aside. Mix remaining dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
3) When evenly mixed throughout, slowly add the dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients, making sure everything gets evenly incorporated. Mixture should be pretty wet, but if you think it looks too wet, feel free to add about a tablespoon of flour.
4) Ideally you will use an 8×8 or 9×9 pan for these bars. Spray your pan with oil and press the batter tightly into the pan.
5) Bake for 20-25 minutes, checking at the 20-minute mark to see how done they are. You will want them to be firm in the middle, and to look dry.
6) Remove from the oven and let cool a bit before removing from pan. Let cool completely to room temperature before cutting into bars…it should make about 8.
7) Keep in an airtight container, or individually wrap the bars in saran wrap, and keep in fridge. Should keep for about a week.
Nutrition (per bar):
Protein 8.2 grams
Carbohydrate 29.4 grams
Fiber 3.6 grams
Fat 4.5 grams