Banana Bread Protein Bars

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Fall is around the corner, and with that comes yummy baked goods! I am determined to only make healthy baked goods as well as hunt for recipes I can change up and make healthy.

bananabars3I am obsessed with the breakfast protein  bars I posted on my blog a while back. I have given away a few bars, and I started getting offers from people that they will pay me $20.00 to make them a batch! HAHA.. they are THAT good! These bars are very low in sugar and high in protein. They are gluten free and dairy free. I have made a batch every single week, and take them to work every morning. I decided to change the recipe a bit. I had some very ripe bananas on my counter and it inspired me to make some yummy, banana bread protein bars. The recipe is very similar to the previous post.

What you’ll need to make 6 bars-

  • 1/2 c chickpea flour
  • 1 c cooked quinoa
  • 1 c oats
  • 1/2 c chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tspn organic brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tspn chia seeds
  • 1 Tspn ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 c peanut butter
  • 1/2 c of coconut nectar
  • 1/4 c vanilla protein powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 very ripe, mashed bananas
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

(I suggest doubling the above recipe to make 12 bars. It will be more worthwhile. )

Directions:

1. Boil the quinoa and prepare the remaining mixture while that is cooking.
2.Mash the bananas in a small bowl. Combine egg, vanilla extract, coconut nectar, peanut butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar.
3. Add the remaining dry ingredients in a bowl, and pour the mixture (above) into the dry ingredients.
4. When quinoa is finished cooking, add it to the mixture. Stir everything together
5. Coat a baking pan with coconut oil.
6. Spread the mixture evenly onto a cookie sheet (if you’re making 12 bars) or smaller pan for only a single batch. Make sure the batter is about 1 inch thick. You do not want it to be spread too thinly, or it will be dry.
7. Bake at 375 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

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bb2 When they are cool, cut and individually wrap each bar.

Enjoy!

bananabars3 Kaitlin

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