Homemade protein bars.

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  1. hootpie

    hootpie New Member

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    I could really use some good recipes. Looking for about 300 calories per serving, 20g of carbs, and at least 20g of protein. I've been eating Promax Cookies 'n Cream bars for the better part of 3 years and while I'm not sick of them, at $1.25 per bar they become quite a wallet-emptier.

    I know the basic ingredients (oats, whey, peanut butter, etc), but I can't find a good recipe.

    I made a thread about this a while ago, but I don't feel like it got enough of a response.
     
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    I've tried a few of those already and that came out awful (one has a note about it being gooey and hard to cut...yeah :o). I'm looking for some tested recipes.
     
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    I dont know how well they will come out anyway....You dont have form presses , sounds like a huge mess to me
     
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    egxflash Riding on the Midship Express

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    aside from the whey, oats, and PB, you should put extra lean ground beef in that shit.

    more protein ftw
     
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    energie I like to place an order.. the name? Situation the

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    if you could get consitentcy of like rice krispy sqaures it wouldnt be bad

    but all oatmeal product is gonna be a m ess..
     
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    try forming them into bar shapes, wrapping them in foil and freezing them...

    when you wanna eat one take it out and let it chill for 10 minutes then grub down.

    but eh wait, your gonna wanna take them to the gym huh....shite
     
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    natea Knuck If You Buck

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    I've made this recipe a couple times in the past. They turn out tasty but getting the cooking time right is hard. They're either too soft or over cooked. Just keep checking them until they get to the right consistency.

    High Protein Granola Bars

    2 cups raw oat bran
    2 cups rolled oats
    1 cup whole wheat flour
    1 cup egg whites
    1 cup vanilla soy milk
    1.5 cups honey
    2 cups chocolate whey protein powder
    1 tsp baking powder
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 tsp cinnamon

    Mix it all together in a big bowl, then spread it out on a large nonstick cooking tray. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until the top gets light brown and the sides start to separate from the pan. Cut into 10 pieces.

    Each Bar:
    Total calories: 471
    Fat: 5g
    Carbs: 78g
    Fiber: 7g
    Protein: 27g
     
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    I'll take them to work with me, so that's not a big deal.
     
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    from a google search..

    Homemade Protein Bar recipe - 8 servings

    1/2 cup oatmeal
    1 1/2 cup protein powder
    1/4 cup natural peanut butter (NO SUGAR ADDED--fat drained)*
    1 cup skim milk powder

    Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and add enough water to make a stiff dough
    --you will have to get your hands dirty to mix it up; it's sticky.
    Spray an 8x8 inch cake pan with Pam and press in dough evenly.
    Refrigerate a few hours to harden, then cut into 8 - 12 bars, depending on requirements.
    Wrap bars in plastic wrap & store in fridge.

    You can adjust to your portion needs by cutting into larger or smaller bars.
    I cut mine into 8 bars and that works out to approx:
    28.5g protein
    22.5g carbs
    6g fat
    245 calories
     
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    just find a good homemade granola bar recipe, use less oats and substitute the lack of oats with wheat germ. Put in peanut butter (could put it on top right before eating as well) and then throw in a lot of nuts.
     
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    Blade Time to swolercize

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    hell i've got all that at home, ill try that this weekend
     
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