NO BAKE PROTEIN BARS
My friends keep asking me to make protein bars for them. I am not sure they will like my answer next time they ask: “Honey, the recipe is up on my blog!” Hahaha, but believe me, it doesn’t take much time to prepare them and it’s so much worth it because you know exactly what is in there: only healthy stuff, no preservatives, no additives, no syrup.
I have for the first time tried to make protein bars with beans and I absolutely loved the result. The bars were easy chewable and super nice in taste. I have to admit that my boyfriend didn’t like them too much, but surprisingly my son did. He loves all kind of lentils and beans, so probably that hint taste of beans didn’t bother him at all.
I think you should really try this. It’s a great snack to pack into your sports bag. I suggest you eat it two hours before you hitting the gym.
Wrap the bars up in folio and keep them in the fridge. They taste even better on the following days and you can keep them at least for one week.
2 Cups Oatmeal
1 Cup red Kidney Beans, soaked overnight and cooked
1 Cup Water
2 Tablespoons Flax Seeds
1 Cup Chocolate Whey Powder
1/2 Cup double roasted Hazelnuts
4 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
1 flat Teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
1 Cup shredded Coconut
6 Mejdol Dates, thinly sliced
Grind the oats in a food processor until they are a fine flour and pour them into a bowl together with the whey powder and the shredded coconuts. Place the hazelnuts, dates and the water into the blender and mix. Then add the beans, flax seeds, cinnamon powder and the peanut butter and stir until you get a dough. Transfer the mixture to the bowl and blend.
Scrape the dough onto a piece of baking paper or a silicone baking mat. Cover the dough with another piece of baking paper and roll the bars out. Place the bars in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours, allowing them to firm up before you cut them into pieces.