Made some protein bars * pics *

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  1. Zaffir

    Zaffir OT Supporter

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    I decided to try out one of the recipes in darkostoj's thread.


    I put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Complicated, I know. I assume "oats" meant steel cut oats. I used vanilla ON whey for the 8 protein servings.
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    I was surprised at how well it all mixed together. At this point it started smelling REALLY good :eek3: :yum:

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    Spread into the 9x9 pan easily with little effort.
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    Mmm... all done, looks tasty.
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    Sexy macro shot of the final result.
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    Overall, not too bad. It doesn't really have a ton of flavor. More peanut butter or a different flavor of whey - I'm thinking chocolate - would probably help. The flavor that's there isn't bad though. It's also a little on the dry side, maybe cooking for 30 minutes would be better.
     
  2. Grouch

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    doesnt look to bad at all.
     
  3. phish

    phish hockey crew

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    i'd eat it
     
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    i'd hit it
     
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    mmm rice krispieish
     
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    wow, good stuff man.
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    protein bars always come out dry, even commercial ones. one of the main reasons i dont like em :(

    looks good though :)
     
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    i thought cooking whey protein is bad. :dunno:

    other than that, looks good
     
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    Meh. Protein is protein, cooked or raw. Don't sweat the small stuff.
     
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    ugh that looks soo good :(
     
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    I make my own bars to, if you're looking for more flavor grab a box of the sugar free fat free pudding of the same flavor of whey that you're using, you'll only need to add maybe an 1/8th cup of milk if any at all. To help with the moisture I got a small pan an put enough water to line the bottom of it by about 1/8" and put it in the oven for 15 mins b4 the bars go in. try just using the toothpick test instead of a set time also. I dont know if you like that consistency or not but if you want it to be smoother you can toss the oats in a blender and get it pretty close to a flour texture, which also helped with keepin em moist.
     
  13. i made some last night but didn't use baking powder. it came out really good :yum:
     
  14. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    I'd hit it..
     
  15. Ferrous

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    x2, Good way to denature the protein...
     
  16. chizzle

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    If whey is put in high heats, it becomes useless.
     
  17. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    useless, eh?
     
  18. Genghis.Tron

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    It's written on my whey protein bottle it's ok to do it :dunno:
     
  19. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    i made some that you dont bake last time, they came out drier than sand..these look good though
     
  20. slikna

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    the ones i made were the cutting ones. Its basically a liquid so I had to freeze it. Otherwise its not dry at all. lol
     
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    It's what I hear.
     
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    http://www.evolutionhealth.com/WheyProtien/faqs.htm
     
  23. DagoRcR

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    chizzle, not quite true. Fact of the matter is that you are still getting the amino acids. Denaturing a protein simply takes away it's origional biological functionality. This if the protein used to catalyze a reaction in the chicken, ect, it won't anymore. But the fact is that it is still made of the important amino acid building blocks that your body will use.

    Thus cooking the protein will do shit to it. It is still functional as far as you are concerned.
     
  24. blam

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    Ok, you posted a quote that doesnt back up what you said it all. Also, tell the person you 'heard' this from that they are retarded to.

    Proteins are made out of amino-acids arranged in complex structures. We ABSORB amino acids so technically they are 'denatured' by our degestive tract so they can be taken up by our intestinal cells.

    Guess what, every time you cook a piece of meat or an egg(why do you think it turns white and hardens??) you are DENATURING a protein. Do you go around saying those proteins are useless too?
     
  25. chizzle

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    I guess I misinterpreted what was told to me.

    Good to know that i was wrong though.

    And the quote I found was something i searched on google just now.
     
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