Move Over Cliff

The energy bar snack companies are monopolizing on runners like me who are looking for fuel on the run.  Well, not anymore…tonight I made homemade protein bars.  I searched online for a recipe and found five that I want to try so this is my first foray into this line of healthy baked energy goods.  I must say they are pretty delicious too.  Not only will I be saving money, but I’m helping the environment by decreasing my footprint on Earth with less wrapper waste than a packaged bar.  These chocolatey peanut butter oatmeal bars have just enough crunch on the outside with a chewy center!  I may try crunchy peanut butter next time.  Watch out Cliff Bar–the competition is on!

Oatmeal Protein Bars

3 cups oatmeal
140 grams protein powder 
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup skim milk                         
2 egg whites 
1 cup apple sauce 
2 teaspoons baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon salt 

1.  Combine ingredients and put in an oiled 9×9 pan.

2.  Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.                                                                                        

3.  Makes 8 bars (or cut them into smaller ones).  When cool, place in the fridge.

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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2 Responses to Move Over Cliff

  1. Erica says:

    yum yum! I love the environmental side of making your own protein bars (as well as the financial side too) but how does one measure 140 grams in our non-metric world?

    • Funny you ask…I was trying to figure that out as I was preparing. As luck would have it, my case of protein mix has a scooper that comes with it. According to its instructions: 2 scoops=50 grams so I used 5 and about 3/4 scoops to get as close to 140 grams as I could. Make sense?

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