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  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2

I came up with this recipe when my doctor told me I needed to eat more fiber, and I was sick of eating store-bought protein bars for breakfast in the car between the gym and work. Ingredients such as wheat germ, flaxseed, protein powder, peanut butter, and oats make this a healthy way to start the day!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line an 8x8-inch baking dish with aluminum foil, letting foil hang down over the sides of the pan; spray pan with cooking spray.

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  • Stir oats, wheat germ, flax seed, protein powder, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl. Mash bananas in a separate large bowl and stir 1/4 cup Jif® peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract into bananas, mixing well. Stir dry ingredients into banana mixture and spread into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Spread 1/4 cup natural peanut butter over top.

  • Continue baking until lightly browned on the edges and set, 10 more minutes. Let cool in the pan and lift bars onto a work surface using aluminum foil as handles. Cut into bars, wrap in plastic wrap, and store in refrigerator.

Cook's Note:

You can use any type of protein powder. I use hemp because it is high-fiber. If you use a very sweet powder, I'd suggest lowering the amount of honey. I typically use a brand-name peanut butter inside the bars (Jif(R)), and then all-natural to spread on top. After they are cooled, I cut them into individual servings and cover in plastic wrap for a grab-and-go breakfast.

Nutrition Facts

169 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 21.3g; fat 7.6g; sodium 148mg. Full Nutrition
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