Are you looking for a grab-and-go snack that will fill you up and give you the energy you need to get through the mid-afternoon slump? These are an old favourite in our house and are a quick, healthy, high protein snack or breakfast on the go. They take minutes to prepare and are packed with a healthy combo of protein, fats and carbs (and fiber!).
-5 tbsp natural peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
-1/2 cup dry oats or whole grain hot cereal (uncooked)
-1/2 cup oat flour (double the oats if you don’t have oat flour)
-6 scoops of chocolate protein powder of choice (equal to approx 132g of protein total)
-1 tsp vanilla
-2 tbsp flax seeds
-1 cup non-fat powdered milk
-1/2 cup water (depending on what type of protein powder you use, you may need a little more)
-Optional – I add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
Spray an 8×8 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Combine dry ingredients in a medium size bowl and mix well. Add peanut butter and mix – the mixture will be crumbly and dry. Add water & vanilla. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, mix everything until a sticky dough forms. Spread dough into the pan using a clean wooden spoon or spatula sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Refrigerate a few hours or freeze for one hour then cut into squares or bars. Wrap individually or store in a covered container between sheets of parchment paper. Keep refridgerated.
Nutritional Information (approx per serving): 170 Calories, 13g Protein, 7g Fat, 14g Carbs, 3g Fiber
Enjoy this quick and healthy high protein snack!