Homemade Protein Bars are a 4 ingredient homemade protein bar. Old fashioned oats, protein powder, almond butter, and agave nectar are all you need. Consider adding in some chocolate chips for a bit more sweetness to your protein bar recipe.
Homemade Protein Bars
Being at home I have found protein bars are a great grab and go snack. To help fuel your body and curb those unwanted cravings. You will find this recipe is affordable, easy, and quick to make. Skip the expensive protein bars in the store, and make your own.
How Many Grams Of Protein Are In These Bars
There are over 7 grams of protein per bar, depending on the brand of protein powder you used. So, depending on the ingredients you use will vary, so make sure to read the labels of each item you use and you can do some figuring.
How To Make Protein Bars
Start by lining your 8×8 pan with parchment paper. This is needed to help ensure that the bars don’t stick in the pan. You can use aluminum foil if you need instead of parchment paper.
Now you will want to warm up your agave nectar and almond butter in the microwave, whisking until incorporated. You want to ensure the mixture is all mixed and well incorporated.
Now you will want to pour the mixture into your pan and press down firmly. Refrigerate for 20 minutes to help form the bars up. If you want to melt chocolate and drizzle on bars, add sugar-free chocolate chips, etc.
Slice the bars, and then store individually or in a container for a grab and go treat!
What If My Mixture Is Too Crumbly
If you find the protein bars are too crumbly and not sticking together well, add one tablespoon of milk to the batter and mix again. If need be add more liquid until it creates the proper consistency you need.
Variations To Protein Bars
- Use different flavored protein powder to change the flavor
- Use Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips – whether white, milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Reach for gluten-free rolled oats or other types of oats to change it up
- Swap the almond butter with another kind of nut butter if you prefer
There are so many ways you can change this recipe up to fit what you are looking for. Feel free to get creative and make these bars fit your style on what you prefer.
Best Way To Store Homemade Protein Bars
I prefer to store these in the fridge, I find they last longer that way. If you prefer you can store on the counter if you do not use milk, as that would require you to refrigerate.
Or if you would like to freeze them so you can meal prep for later.
- 2 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
- 1.5 scoops vanilla protein powder
- 1 cup almond butter
- ½ cup agave nectar
- ½ cup sugar free chocolate chips (optional)
- Line 8x8” pan with parchment paper or foil.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine oats and protein powder and mix thoroughly. Set aside.
- In a small microwave-safe bowl, microwave agave nectar and almond butter for 30-60 seconds or until able to be combined with a whisk) and whisk together.
- Pour the wet mixture into the large mixing bowl with the dry mixture and mix very well to combine. (Tip: If it too crumbly to stick together, mix one tablespoon of milk with the batter.)
- Transfer mixture into 8x8 pan and press down firmly.
- Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until firm and slice into bars. If desired, melt
white chocolate chips in a disposable pastry bag and drizzle on top of the
individual bars. If desired, top with more chocolate chips.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 11g