I took this original recipe from here and tweaked it just a tad. One of the reasons I'm so excited about this bar is that it is customizable! The bananas, eggs and protein powder serve as a great base to add whatever you and/or your kids like.
Here is what Sloane and I threw in our mixer:
- 2 bananas (mine were yellow, not brown)
- 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
- 2 cups oats (I used old fashioned but I think other versions work too)
- 4 egg whites
- 1 snack sized container of unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup raisins
The verdict? John and I were impressed, Sloane ate a few (after I put some butter on it) and Adler will eat anything. I really like the banana bread-like texture. Remember- it's bananas, eggs and protein powder, not butter, flour and sugar.
Next time I will add a pinch of salt and some sweetener like honey. I'd really encourage you to at least add the salt your first time around.
Here are some other ideas I thought of that would make great mixins:
- chocolate chips
- dried blueberries
- sunflower seeds
- lemon extract
- poppy seeds
- peanut butter
Here is the nutritional breakdown for my recipe listed above according to MyFitnessPal:
What else would you add to these bars?