I've been wanting to make my own protein bars. I have a difficult time forking over several dollars for a small protein bar at the store, only to find myself needed three to satisfy me. Plus, each one tends to have LOTS of sugar and/or fat. I wanted to find a good substitute that would give me the protein I need to build my poor destroyed muscles after the gym, while satisfying my craving for chocolate and sweets. Mmmm chocolate. Based on a recipe from a bodybuilding forum, I modified it somewhat to get the consistency I wanted. These bars come out as a cross between a brownie and cake. Moist and just enough to prevent me from scarffing down the nearest snickers bar. Oh, and a special thanks to my friend, Jen, who stayed with me last night...she supplied the bananas to make this recipe possible, along with the support that only a good friend can give when someone looks at them at 9:30 at night and says, let's bake something! :-)
3 medium sized bananas, mashed
3 egg whites
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
3 scoops chocolate whey protein
1/4 cup fat free milk
4 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon each cinnamon, nutmeg
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a square (or round) pan and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine the bananas, egg whites, oatmeal, whey, milk, and peanut butter together. Add the spices and mix well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool before cutting.