No Bake Protein Bar Recipe

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Ooooeee! I am feeling that power yoga class I took yesterday morning. It’s been a while, and I am definitely sore in all the right places!

Aside from yoga and the grocery store, I spent my Saturday indoors.

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Look at it out there! Cold, rainy, windy. Prime conditions for making a mess in the kitchen :D

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Doesn’t your kitchen just call out to you on rainy Saturdays? Well, the kitchen and the couch :-P I chose the kitchen yesterday. I ended up making three different goodies, but today I’ll share with you my favorite of the three.

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You see, Shane and I had just finished off Jenna’s Double Banana Chocolate Chip bars the day before. It took us approximately five days to do so. They were that good. I had all intentions of making them up again right away, but then I got another idea.

They were yummy, and semi-but-not-really good for you. So I decided I’d use the recipe as an inspiration for protein bars!

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No Bake Double Banana Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

inspired by Jenna’s bars

2 c. quick cook oats

1/2 tsp sea salt

~60 grams vanilla flavored protein powder

1 large very ripe banana

1/2 c. raw almond butter (or whatever you have on hand…)

2 tbsp. canola oil

1/4 c. honey

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tbsp flaxmeal

In a large bowl, combine the oats, sea salt, and protein powder. In a smaller bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients. Add the wet to the dry and combine. Keep combining. Put some elbow grease it in it! Line a small cookie sheet with parchment paper and flatten it in there. Put in freezer for a couple hours, and cut with a pizza cutter into bars. Store in the freezer in an airtight container.

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Healthy, protein-filled, delicious, raw bars?! YES PLEASE :D

*Notes:

1. While flattening the dough in the cookie sheet, things can get sticky. I like to enlist help in the form of spray canola oil.

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Spray onto your hands and then flatten out with your hands – and the dough won’t stick all over your hands!

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2. Your dough will look like this when it’s ready. Don’t give up – keep stirring!

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3. Store in an air tight container in the freezer, with parchment paper in between each layer of bars.

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Thank you thank you for all your kind comments on my hair yesterday! I think I’ll keep up the curls/waves for a while! Also – I got a handful of emails asking for the routine and products I use to get it that way, so expect a beachy waves how-to post coming up here in the next couple of days :D

Well I’m off to get ready for a run and then train a client. It looks warm out right now, but looks can be deceiving – it only feels like 33 degrees out! Looks like it’ll be another treadmill run. Speaking of treadmill runs – I ran Friday’s 11 miler on the treadmill. Yes, it was as boring as it sounds!!

Enjoy your Sunday, everyone! Hope it’s a great one :D

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Comments

  1. Those bars look so chewy and yummy!

    We had nasty weather all weekend. It was good for making comfort food. :)

  2. Ooh, I can’t wait to do some baking today :)

  3. Cara @ EAT. PRAY. RUN. says:

    Hi Paige!
    I just found your blog and glad that I did. We share much of the same perspective! I love making energy bars instead of spending 2 bucks a day on one…I think I may try this recipe and will definitely give you a shout out :) Thanks!!!

  4. Ooh, amazing recipe Paige — I love it! I am keeping off nut butters at the moment, but once I reinstate them these are going to be one of the first things I make :)

  5. Ugh – I had to do my long run on the treadmill on Saturday. It wasn’t hellacious, but I was so looking forward to being able to enjoy it outside.

    Love your take on Jenna’s bars! That girl’s recipes are straight up unholy.

  6. Wow! Those look amazing, easy and healthy! Thanks Paige!

  7. Those protein bars sound delightful- as soon as I can get some bananas back in the house I’m definitely going to try them out. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. I’m totally making these! They look delicious :)

  9. Just found your blog and I’m so happy I did! These bars look incredible, I’m bookmarking this :D

  10. Those bars look great and just in time! I ran out of my homemade bars last night, so I’ll definitely be making these today!

  11. Anything no bake is right up my alley. These look delicious. I think I’m going to have to pick up some protein powder.

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