Delicious Protein Banana Walnut Bars
I ate the whole thing in just a few days...
I have another great recipe for you today. Now, I know the first recipe I gave you (The Blueberry Protein Muffins) turned out a bit dry for some people. But, all I have to say is that it's just another reason to warm them up in a toaster over and slather them with pasture butter or coconut oil. Yummm!
Todays recipe I've made now 3 times and each time it just keeps getting better and better. And, I've been telling everyone how good it is. In fact, I had to travel for 4 days this past weekend and made a whole batch of these bars to eat while I was away. They were a perfect meal/snack and made my weekend so much better.
They're pictured above, but that shot was taken when I first cooked them in a glass dish. After speaking with my sister, Liana, who is a baking master, she told me to cook them in a grey metal pan instead because that allowed for more even baking rather than my first batch which was hard on the sides and raw in the middle. She was right - the metal pan was perfect!
I really encourage you to give this recipe a try. I am in love with it and am now making a batch every week. Delicious!! I've even included the nutrition stats for your interest.
Let me know what you think!
Protein Banana Walnut Bars
1/2 cup rolled oats
6 scoops vanilla protein powder (3 scoops unsweetened, 3 scoops sweetened)
2 cups walnut meal (grind the walnuts in a blender…that’s it!)
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 medium bananas (very soft, mashed)* I used frozen, thawed over-ripe bananas from my freezer
2 large Omega-3 eggs
2 Tbsp pasture butter
2 Tbsp water as needed
Mix the dry ingredients together in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another. Then mix the two bowls together. If needed, add a tbsp or two of water to mix well.
Heat oven to 350F. Place ingredients in a metal 7 x 11 non-stick baking pan and bake at 350F for 12 mins until a knife comes out clean from the SIDES of the pan (not the middle). It should be slightly undercooked in the middle when you first take it out. If you bake this too long it will be very dry.
Makes 15 small bars ** I have horrible cutting skills as noted by the picture above...
Nutrition Facts: 190 calories, 12 g protein, 8 g carbs, 1.7 g fiber, 12 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 1.5 g omega-3 poly fat, 6 g omega-6 poly fat, 33 mg cholesterol, 33 mg sodium