Dark Cherrie Protein Bars Recipe

Jan 2, 2012 by

Healthy Protein Bars Recipe

 

I have another amazing recipe I came up with for healthy protein bars at home. I made these a few days ago and was going to post it, but then I decided to wait until the first day of the 2012, to start  this year out with a good recipe.

I completely stopped buying protein bars from stores except of course Larabars, which seems the only bars I could find without any artificial ingredients or preservatives or processed sugar. But still, even with those bars, who knows how long they have been laying in the store, weeks probably, and I love my food fresh.  This is why I love making my protein bars at home, and eat them within a few days.

In our modern world we seem to have lost the tradition of cooking everything at home from scratch, such as breads, pies, cookies, etc.,  because we got lazy and everything now comes in a ready package, but it is definitely costing us our health.  I noticed if I tell someone that I make my own bread at home, they look at me like I’m insane, like why on earth would I make something my self and not buy it pre-packaged?  Simple, because I love fresh food!  And once you start eating fresh food all the time, you completely loose the taste for packaged food.  Now here is a great recipe for delicious and good for you protein bars!

The dough for these protein bars is almost the same as the protein energy cookies recipe I made last week.

 

The Ingredients:

Old Fashioned Oats ( this is the only kind of oats you should purchase, don’t buy the quick 1 minutes oats because they are heavily processed ). – 1 cup

  • Raw Almonds – 1 cup
  • Flax seeds – a handfull
  • 2 Organic Eggs
  • 2 Large Organic Apples
  • Frozen Dark Cherries – I used half of package, but I think I should of used the whole thing.
  • Vanilla Whey Protein Isolate – 2 scoops
  • Cashew Nuts – 2 handfulls

 

On the picture I also have Almond Milk but I didn’t end up using any.

 

Healthy Protein Bars Recipe

 

To make the flower mix the oats, raw almonds and flax seeds in the blender.

 

Healthy Protein Bars Recipe

 

Shred the apples in a shredder and crush the cashews, I just use my hand to crush the cashews. Add all of the ingredients into the mixing bowl.

 

Healthy Protein Bars Recipe

 

Now, mix everything very well with your hands, until you made the dough.

 

Healthy Protein Bars Recipe

 

Take it out of the bowl and spread it on a baking pan, I also use a baking sheet.

 

Healthy Protein Bars Recipe

 

Pre-heat your stove for 350 degrees. Bake for 30-35 minutes, take it out and let it cool off. Cut it into the bar shapes and enjoy it with a glass of Unsweetened Almond Milk in the morning, or whenever you like :).

 

Healthy Protein Bars Recipe

 

Stay Healthy :),

Tatianna

 

 


  • l-p-r

    Healthy!  

    happy new year!

    hawthorn blossoms

    • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

      Happy New Year sweetie pie :)

      • l-p-r

        thanks…missing snow?

        • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

          Yes, I miss snow so much… It has finally got cold here in FL, and I am pretty happy about that.  I even sleep with my windows fully open, I just love that freezing feeling :)

  • ashlie

    yum-  i added raw coconut pulp

    • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

      Ohh I looooove coconut pulp, I always buy in the form of butter and it is so delicious :)

  • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

    Hi Zalina :)

    I’m so glad you liked them.  I love making my own protein bars at home, cause the store bought one’s are full of sugar even the supposedly healthy brands.

  • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

    Welcome :), let me know how you liked it :)

  • sus

    I am going to try these soon.  I also love my food FRESH as possible.  This recipe looks so delicious.  Here is a link to amazing granola-type bars that I love making and I add a couple scoops of protein powder to it without any modifications (except cutting salt in half).  I use dried apricots!  you should try them. What I can’t eat in a few days, I freeze.

    http://www.katheats.com/favorite-foods/baked-oatmeal-snack-bars 

    • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

      Thank you Sus, this recipe you gave me looks amazing :)

  • jt

    Mine are in the oven, but with some modifications. Actually, they’re basically nothing like yours lol, but they have the oats, protein, apple and almonds. Didn’t want to use the eggs so used a bit coconut milk instead; 1 apple instead of 2; walnuts instead of cashews; no flax seeds (don’t have around!); and a tsp of honey. I don’t have frozen cherries either so used dried apricots and strawberries as the girls suggested here and made two types of bars :) Can’t wait!!!

    • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

      Let me know how it turned out :), the ingredients sound delicious.  I think I’m gonna make some protein bars today :).

      • jt

        They turned out great! :) Here’s a pic. The strawberries were fresh, I cutted them in big chunks (I don’t know why I thought they were going to shrink!?), not really practical because they stayed moist, so gonna have to keep them in the fridge… “fresh” bar hah! A healthy dessert, maybe? :) The good thing is that the strawberries taste like marmalade! They were really sweet so the baking just accentuated that feature.
        The apricot ones are aweeeeeesome, thanks Sus for the idea :) They don’t get too dry, just chewy enough!
        The subtle fruity taste from the apple is great, Tatianna!! And it only has one piece.
        Ohh, I hope the last long enough…. :)

        • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

          Those look beautiful :), now you guys making me run to the store, I want some bars as well :).

      • jt

        On another note, have you thought about setting up a Facebook Page? :) I’ve seen your link there but it’s a “profile”, a “friend” one. I think a lot more people could benefit if you had a “page” too :) (to “like” :)), to easily keep track of your blog. And there’s plenty to post about with so much info in your blog :) Say, post a link a few times in the week about something that’s already here… so many interesting articles!!!Please consider it!! (if you haven’t yet) :))) Thanks!!

        • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

          Yeah I did consider it and I had it before, but it felt kind of silly to run 2 facebook pages. I have the profile one and I just add everyone as a friend, I think I can add up to 5000 friends and I still have a long way’s to go, if I run out of space then I can make the ” Like ” page.  I think it makes me feel closer to the people that read my blog :)

          • jt

            It’s just that some people might be hesitant to add as friend and might not want to share their personal information (not everyone is skilled at setting up privacy settings etc), the “like” is easier, more visibility etc…
            But you’ve been through that and well, whatever works best for you of course! :) 

          • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

            Yeah I’ve thought about that…  I will definitely do that in the near future, I think it’s too early to have a fan page LOL ( sounds a little funny – fan page he he he )

          • jt

            Well, we shall see… sure there are a lot of potential “fans” out there!! :)
            Good evening now, hope you have some yummy bars made soon to enjoy ;)

          • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

            Thank you :), I am definitely making bars tonight.  I’m uploading a new workout right now and it’s taking forever.  I tried yesterday as well without any luck :(.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed:)

          • jt

            UP NOW YAY!!
            but going to the physio tomorrow, i’m “broken” lol. Will resume working out on Friday, with your new one for sure, “medium intensity” will be just what I need :) Thank youuuu!!!

          • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

            You are so welcome JT, take your rest and enjoy it :)

  • Kirikia

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    • http://www.lovingfit.com Tatianna

      Eto toge zvuchit prevoshodno!!! Ochen kreativnij resept poluchilsya :)

  • Ekaterina

    ??????! ???????, ? ???? ??????? ??? Proteine Isolate, ?????????? ?? ?? ?????? ???? ???????