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Old 11-04-2010, 06:21 PM
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Default Homemade protein bars

I found these 2 recipes on beginnertriathlete.com. Figured they'd be good for when in a pinch or for a PWO (post workout) feed. There are more, but these seem to be the easiest/quickest.

Just made a batch of the first recipe...couldn't have been easier. I let Leah lick the bowl afterwards and she thought it was yummy too. Just stuck them in a freezer.



Ingredients:
4 Cups Oats
1 package of SF/FF pudding mix (choc fudge or butterscotch works well)
8 scoops of Protein Powder (based on ON's Whey at 24g /scoop)
1 cup of skim milk (will make it gloppy...back it off to 1 3/4 )

mix dry ingredients in a medium size bowl
add milk and stir till well mix
place in a pre-greased 8X8 pan

firm it up in the freezer for 1 -1.5 hours
cut into 8 bars....store in the freezer....defrost in the microwave on high for 10 secs.

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Ingredients:
5 tbsp natural peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
1/2 cup dry oats or whole grain hot cereal (uncooked)
1/2 cup oat flour * (double the oats if you do not have oat flour)
6 scoops chocolate whey protein (~132 grams protein)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons flax seeds (optional)
1 cup non-fat dry milk
1/2 cup water (depending on what type of protein you use, you may need to add more)

Directions:

Spray an 8x8 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Combine dry ingredients in a medium size bowl and mix well. Add peanut butter and mix - the mixture will be crumbly and dry. Add water & vanilla. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, everything until a dough forms. The dough will be sticky. Spread dough into pan using a clean wooden spoon or spatula that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Refrigerate a few hours (or freeze for an hour) and cut into 9 squares. Wrap bars individually (use sandwich bags or plastic wrap) or store in covered container between sheets of wax paper. Keep refrigerated.

Modifications: Use vanilla protein and replace ~1/4 cup of the oatflour with a variety of nuts, seeds, or dried berries. Chopped almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, peanuts, flax seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, raisins, or dried cranberries would all work well.

* Making Oatmeal/Oat Flour: To make your own oat flour, all you need to do is put a cup or two of oatmeal in a regular household blender and blend it on high...it will turn into a flour. Store in a covered bowl in the pantry. It takes 1 minute and is VERY easy and cheap alternative to buying in the store.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
197 calories, 21 g protein, 7.2 g fat (8% saturated), 13.7 g carbohydrate, 1.6 g fiber
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:26 PM
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Which one is you?

Just kidding. I'll make these for the wife, she loves this stuff.

Thanks!
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:03 PM
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dude, I would have killed to be a part of that scene. I was totally born in the wrong era!

Every once in awhile I'll grab a bar at 7-11 if I grab a cup of coffee to go....what a rip off. These are probably less than half the price to make and twice as good for you (even with the pudding mix!).
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Old 12-08-2010, 02:18 PM
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@will's that picture is epic man! I would also kill to be in that scene!

This recipe is worth something to be tried. :D
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:00 PM
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I make some hearty oatmeal raisin cookies similar to that. You can shape them into bars and get "energy bars" from that. Man, I pound them down fast. I'm more into it for the calories, because I'm a skinny little fellow.

The cookies are easy to eat, and they give natural energy and carbs. I'll be posting pics of the cookies on my blog soon.
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