Elisha’s Home-made Energy/Protein Bars
My favourite trainer at Greco Lean and Fit, Elisha, made these bars as a loot bag for all the participants in her class on her birthday. They were so delicious and she generously shared the recipe.
As I have previously written, we have a peanut-free home, so I will try making these with the peanut-free Blue Diamond almond butter. I still wouldn’t serve these to the kids until we get clearance that both kids are free of peanut and/or nut allergies, but at least I can make them this way at home without worrying about peanut contamination.
I also think I might add a scoop of whey protein in my second attempt, to up the protein content… will report back on this
Here’s the recipe:
Note – apparently Elisha burned the honey and pb on her first try that day so you do need to watch the pot!
1 cup all natural organic peanut butter (almond butter in my case)
1 cup honey
1 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup walnuts (an extra 1/2 cup of almonds in my case)
1 cup of old-fashioned oats
I may also add some pumpkin seeds…
Melt PB and honey in a pot over low heat until runny.
Blend in everything
Mush it all in a 9×9 pan and place in fridge.
Elisha did not provide me with the nutritional breakdown or serving size, but I’ve worked out the various options based on this recipe making 16 servings.
Option 1, as written by Elisha (peanut butter, walnuts)
240 calories, 6 g protein, 12 g fat, 2 g fiber
Option 2, substituting almond butter for pb and almonds for walnuts and adding pumpkin seeds
254 calories, 6 g protein, 13 g fat, 2 g fiber
Option 3, adding 3 scoops of whey protein to option 2
283 calories, 13 g protein, 13 g fat, 2 g fiber