Today I was so hungry during the day, I didn’t pack enough to take out with me, and so I’m wanting to make some homemade muesli bars.
Ive been looking for some good recipes, that are clean, not too sweet, will keep well, and not too complicated to make. If you have any on your blog, or that you like making, please post a link or recipe below!
Meanwhile, I’m thinking of making Coach Nicole’s Chewy Oat and Nut Granola bars The recipe and nutritional profile seems good, although I may modify them a little. I’ll have to wait until I go shopping though as I don’t have almond milk at home.
In the meantime I think I’ll put together some protein bars to tide me over. Again, if you have a good TASTY protein bar recipe I’d love it if you can share! Some protein bars I’ve had have been, uh, like eating chewy, well I don’t know what, but BAD! The recipe I’ll use is based on Jamie Eason’s ‘Oh Baby’ carrot cake protein bars, but I change it a little depending on what I have or don’t have. Works well and tastes good.
Coconut or Olive oil (i don’t ever use no fat non-stick sprays)
1 cup oat flour (blend whole oats in food processor)
2 scoops vanilla whey protein
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp allspice
4 egg whites
¾ cup Splenda (I’ve used honey or raw sugar instead too)
2 4 oz. jars or packs of baby carrots, instead of shredded carrots, (I have had to blend up a tin of baby carrots when that’s all I had)
1/2 cup ricotta (again, the original recipe calls for fat free ricotta, which I don’t do, or you can use greek yoghurt as I’ve done before)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8 x 8 pyrex dish with non-stick butter spray, or coconut oil, Olive Oil etc.
In a large bowl, combine flour, protein, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and allspice.
In a medium bowl, mix egg whites, sweetner, water and baby food until well combined. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and mix well. Finally, fold in the quick cooking oats (optional) and stir until just combined.
Pour batter into the pyrex dish and spread evenly. Bake 28 – 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool and cut into 16 pieces – 4 x 4.
Number of Servings: 16
The original nutritional profile is (but I modify the recipe): 94 calories (132 cal with oats folded in)
1.25 g fat (2 g fat with oats folded in)
10 g carbs (17 g carbs with oats folded in)
10 g protein (11 g protein with oats folded in)
(not my picture – mine aren’t as pretty!)