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Monday, August 15, 2016

The Protein Bar

I made my own. These are extremely low-sugar, protein-rich and make for good low-calorie snacks with tea as well; they're diabetic-friendly and really easy to make!

Beat together in a bowl a half-cup of peanut butter (I chose the crunchy kind), three big spoons of honey, two egg whites and a whole egg, two spoons of oil, and two spoons of vanilla extract. If you want to add a little sugar (optional) I'd add about 4-5 spoons. In a separate bowl mix a half-cup of whole-wheat flour, a fat spoon of cinnamon, a pinch of baking soda and a tinier pinch of salt. Add this mixture to the previous peanut butter mixture and fold it in with a spatula. In this yummy mix add two cups of oats, a cup of raisins/currants/dried blueberries/sultanas, a fistful of walnuts and another happy fistful of dark chocolate chips. Spread this mixture evenly in a baking pan and bake for 20 minutes at 180C. When they cool, cut them up into bars. For a tea-time snack I also sprinkled a little cinnamon sugar on top and threw on some rogue dried blueberries and dark chocolate chips. Eat!