I normally stay away from protein bars, the list of ingredients and preservatives is way too long for me. However, I am seeing that people are making their own protein bars…so of course, I had to give it a go.
I looked at several recipes but didn’t want to buy a hundred and one ingredients. I have this big bag of Bob’s Red Mill Muesli. I love this stuff 😀 If you haven’t had this muesli it’s a mixture of whole grains wheat, rye, barley, oats, dates, sunflower seeds, raisins, flaxseed, almonds and walnuts. Everything I need in one bag…this is what I came up with 😀
Muesli Protein Bars
2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Muesli
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup protein powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cup fat-free Greek Yogurt ( I use 0% Fage)
1 tsp vanilla extract
In a large bowl add muesli, oats, flour, cinnamon, and protein powder, mix well to combine.
In a small bowl add yogurt and vanilla extract and stir until throughly combined.
Add the yogurt to the dry mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until mix is combined and moistened.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Coat a 9×13 pan with cooking spray. Use a piece of wax paper to press the dough into an even layer.
Bake 20-22 minutes.
While bars are still warm cut into 2 x 3 inch squares. Keep in sealed container to maintain freshness.
I used chocolate flavored protein powder. I think the cinnamon was key to increasing the flavor. They are really filling and I love that they have no added fat or sugar 😀