Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Bars – an easy clean eating recipe for a homemade protein bar, no-bake required, and only 6 ingredients.
All you need to make those no-bake protein bars is 10 minutes! These are perfect for boosting your protein intake and make 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 helps 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 a 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 eating very sweet food anymore.
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 eating.
Mainly, a protein bar is always made of nuts and protein powder to boost protein intake.
Those oatmeal protein bars are made with 6 simple ingredients 100% vegan:
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Then some cereal is 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, flavor 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 needs some fuel.
The texture of these bars is chewy, with a lovely coconut flavor and bites of oats all around 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 🙂
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