Easy Breakfast: No Cook Protein Bars

Breakfast, you know you should eat it, but really, do you actually EAT it? I enjoy coffee, but coffee by itself does not count as breakfast, I don’t care how much shtuff you put in it. If you’re saying, “But Rachel, I don’t have time in the morning/not hungry in the morning/don’t have the time/money/energy,” I have a great solution for you.

So tasty

Quick N Easy Protein Bars (courtesy of Sharon at Fruit Fresh Delivery)

This bar is easy to put together, no cooking required, fun to do with kids, and overall pretty cheap.

The goods, gathered

I like something that I can make once and eat for days, especially when it’s breakfast related. These last all week, even out of the fridge.

  • 1 ripe Banana
  • ½ c Maple Syrup (or agave, yacon syrup)
  • ½ c Peanut Butter (or any nut butter, i.e. almond, pecan, cashew, etc.)
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ½ c Oats
  • ½ c Shredded Coconut (I used unsweetened)
  • ½ c Raisins (or cranberries, craisins, dried cherries/mangoes/apricots/etc. any dried fruit will work)
  • ½ c Chocolate Chips (or carob, butterscotch, white chocolate chips, etc.)
  • 2 to 4 scoops of Protein Powder  (I use Amazing Meal)
  • 2 Tbsp Flax Seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 ½  Tsp Cinnamon

Yields: Approximately 10 decent sized bars

Mix wet ingredients in one bowl; you really want to mash the banana to get out most of the lumps. Mix dry ingredients separately then slowly add to wet bowl while mixing. Mix it up REALLY good. Plop the mixture onto wax paper, fold the wax paper over (or put a second piece on top) and use a rolling pin to flatten it to a consistent thickness. Let sit for a few hours or overnight to “set” before cutting into bars.

Nutritional Info per bar (approximately): 315 calories, 14g fat, 10g protein, 14g sugar

Mix and mash these to get it as smooth as you can

Coconut, goji berries, flax & chia seeds, and chocolate chips - YUM!

 

All mixed up, plopped, and ready to roll - try to resist eating it all at this point

Rolling between the wax paper greatly reduces the sticky quality AND helps it hold together in a more "bar" like fashion.

Sharon’s company, Fruit Fresh Delivery, is located in Boca Raton, Florida and provides private and corporate fresh fruit delivery. Whether you need regular deliveries, or are looking for a breakfast service for your company, check it out! She can also customize and add things like this bar, muffins and other tasty bits.

 

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