Sunday, June 27, 2010

Protein/Fiber Bars

I have been playing with a granola bar recipe. I really need a high protein snack in the mornings or I am dragging by early afternoon, and its been a big problem lately. They turned out UH-mazing, and they really work well. We Like them so much better than storebought!

Here is my recipe: (this makes about 18 to 20 bars)
3 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup brown sugar (next time I will try splenda brown sugar)
1 t. baking soda
2/3 cup butter (melted)
1 t. vanilla
**The following ingredients are all optional use whichever you have or like
2 T wheat Germ
2 T ground flax seed
1/2 cup almonds
3/4 cup peanuts
3/4 cup choc.chips
press into a cake pan and bake at 325 for about 20 minutes.Let cool for 10- minutes then cut into bars. Let cool completely before removing from pan. If they are too crumbly try addign another 1/3 cup butter, or a large egg this holds them together really well if you are not worried about the extra fat.

I tried to figure the nutitional facts from the labels then divided it by 18. here is what I got ( It is not completely accurate)
fat 15g
calories 275
carbs 20
protien 8
fiber 4

You can try more variations on this (keep in mind I figured the nutitional facts from my above recipe)

* use craisins, coconut and macadamia nuts or almonds
*add a heaping spoonful of Peanut butter instead of butter, add the peanuts and choc chips
*add cinnimon and raisins instead of choc chips.

any other ideas? If you try them let me know what you think.


hatch said...

This looks yummy! I wish I had all of the ingrediants in my pantry, I would make it right now.
I guess I can wait till tommorow.

Canadiachik said...

Just what I have been looking for...Yay!

Do you grind your own flax or where do you get it? I'm seeking ways to beef up my kids oatmeal in the mornings.

Thanks for posting!

grandmashouse said...

great. this may be the answer for our 24 hour kits and to have on hand at the office. thanks

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Lauri said...

These look delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

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