Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Bars – an easy clean eating recipe for homemade protein bar, no bake required and only 6 ingredients. All you need to make those no bake protein bars is 10 minutes! Those are perfect to boost your protein intake and makes a great fulfilling sweet snack in the afternoon. I personally eat them before my morning run or before going to the gym. You know I love running and this is the kind of food that help me run longer.
I was really proud to finish the Auckland half marathon last month in 2h27 minutes. It was a huge challenge after three years of sugar free life. I have never been a huge sportive girl before but now I can not live a day without sport. I often look at the protein bars at the store and I found them really expensive and sometimes a bit too sweet as I am not used to eat very sweet food any more.
That is how I started to make my own running food lately. I simply developed my recipes following the ingredient listed on a commercial bar I was used to eat. Mainly, a protein bar is always made of nuts and protein powder to boost the protein intake.
Those oatmeal protein bars are made with 6 simple ingredients 100% vegan:
Then some cereal usually rolled oat because it makes a perfect base to boost complex carbs before running. Finally, sweeteners are most of the time brown rice syrup as it contains less sugar than honey. You can of course flavour your bars with anything else you like. Here I topped my bars with chocolate chips. There is sugar in those chips but this is ok when I am running as my body need some fuel. The texture of those bars is chewy with a lovely coconut flavour and bites of oats all round the bar. It is not too sweet but very fulfilling. I made 9 bars with this recipe.
If you enjoy running food recipe simply leave me a comment below and I will share more of my running creation next time 🙂
Nutrition panel is for 1 protein bar using 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips for the whole recipe. The recipe makes 10 protein bars.
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