Monday, August 31, 2009
Nut and Berry Protein Bars
Let me just say that when we sort of got lost on the hike last Wednesday, me and my client and good friend Julie, were glad we had those in my bag.
I love convenience. I love protein packed convenience. I also love NOT counting calories in the foods I make and I never do for hike foods, since hiking cancels whatever I cooked out.
Make your own bars, then take a hike and let me know how it was!
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup oat bran
1 grated apple
1/2 cup berries ( I used aronia/chokeberry here)
2 scoops vanilla protein powder (roughly 50 grams)
1/2 cup nuts
1/4 cup dried fruit (cranberries in this recipe)
2 tsp pumpkin spice
Mix all the ingredients and let them sit for half an hour. Pour in a silicone pan and bake for about 20 minutes at 370F. Cut while still warm, pizza cutters work best in my opinion.
To store, wrap in a wet towel and keep in the fridge. That's if they last.