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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Power Bar

I have to share this recipe with you!  I'm so excited about it!  I found it while scouring Pinterest for a higher protein muffin that Sloane could eat in the mornings.  These were meant to be muffins but I used our muffin tin to hold sidewalk chalk paint and left it out all winter long (surprise, surprise) so we went with a bar formation instead.

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 

I used my Kitchen Aid mixer and threw everything in.  Put them in the over at 350 degrees.  Let them cook 12-15 minutes and voila!

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:
  • coconut
  • chocolate chips
  • dried blueberries
  • almonds
  • sunflower seeds
  • lemon extract
  • poppy seeds
  • crasins
  • peanut butter
Here is the nutritional breakdown for my recipe listed above according to MyFitnessPal:

What else would you add to these bars?  


  1. I love homemade protein bars! Generally, I avoid the protein powder add-in, but I could always get the proteins from nuts or seeds and the eggs. Either way, sounds good!

  2. I was going to say to add some nuts to it. I bet they could be frozen too! Thank you for linking up with us!