Banana Bread. Almond Butter. All in one delicious, no bake, and easy to make protein bar. Any takers?
Hey everyone! Sarah Grace over here filling in for the lovely, incredibly talented Kaila. I know, you miss her and all her yummy recipes like I do…but you get the second best thing, a yummy protein bar recipe that tastes like banana bread!
By now, all of my own readers over on Fresh Fit N Healthy probably know how much I love my protein snacks and bars. And if you’ve ever taken any look around Fresh Fit n Healthy, you probably do too!
Can’t stop won’t stop.
I am just such a SNACKER. So I absolutely love having protein packed goodies around in order to snack SMART.
But with protein bars and snacks at the store being so expensive, I recently discovered (okay not recently, like a year ago) my love for making my own. Like these blueberry lemon chia seed bars, or these protein brownies, or these high protein banana blender muffins, or these snickerdoodle protein bites, or these gingerbread protein bars, or these caramel pumpkin bars, or these cookies and cream truffles…the list could go on and on!
Basically, I love experimenting with new flavors because I eat them ALL the time throughout my weeks.
Oh, and maybe I should just tell you a little about the girl behind these delicious recipes. (In case you’re wondering, WHO is this and WHERE is Kaila?!) Haha, I’m Sarah Grace, a graduate student pursuing her masters in sports nutrition, completing her dietetic internship to become a registered dietitian, and just so happen to be the owner of the little bloggity blog Fresh Fit N Healthy (which actually only came about because of starting this IG account for fun and kinda as a joke! Jesus has a sense of humor for sure 🙂 )
Anyways, if you want to find out more about me, I’ll leave all the places you can find me at the end of this post, but let’s get to da good stuff.
This one though might just be on of the best…banana bread and almond butter…together. Heaven? I don’t know about you, but if almond butter wasn’t so expensive, I would eat that everyday instead of peanut butter.
I may get hated for saying that by some pb lovers out there, and don’t get me wrong, I love my peanut butter (actually just bought TWO grande jars of it at the store today)…
But I loveeee my almond butter!
ANYWAYS, either way, these would be DELICIOUS with both kinds of nut butters. So I won’t get offended if you use peanut butter 🙂
It’s hard to make a no bake bar that holds together but isn’t tooo moist that it melts the second you take it out of the freezer. But this one, is a winner!
My mom was in love at first bite when I was home the other week and made them for her. Because, always have to find a taste tester before sharing my recipes (only reason my roommates put up with me! …and all my tubs of protein, baking tools, and cooking supplies everywhere)
But the real question is: will you be trying them out as a smart snack this coming week?!
Questions for YOU now 🙂
- What is your favorite flavor protein bar?
- What is your favorite banana recipe or way to eat bananas?
- With my love for protein bars and bites…what would you like to see next?!
- Come say hi to me? (ok ok, not really a question)
xo, Sarah Grace
- 3 scoops Vanilla or Cinnamon Plant-Based Protein**
- 1 large, very ripe Banana
- 6 heaping tbsp Almond Butter
- 4 heaping tbsp Honey/Syrup/Agave (I used half honey, half fiber syrup to add more fiber in!)
- 2 tbsp Ground Flaxseed
- Almond Milk as needed (I used 6 tbsp, see note below)
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Place banana, almond butter, and honey in bowl; microwave for 30 seconds.
- Mash or blend until smooth.
- Add in all other ingredients except milk and stir together.
- Add milk by the tablespoon as needed to bring the mixture together (I needed about 6 tbsp)
- Spray a rectangular plastic or glass container with nonstick spray (I used a small 6-cup rectangular glass dish), press mixture into container.
- Freeze for 30 minutes, remove, cut into 5 slices, and freeze again until eating.
- Thaw for a minute or two before eating!
DO NOT USE WHEY -- it will not set.
Add milk by the tablespoon as needed, all plant-based protein will absorb a little differently, mine needed 6 tbsp! (add slowly because if you add too much, bars won't set. If you do add too much, just add a little more flaxseed or protein)
Kaila Here! Big thanks to Sarah steering the ship today! The recipe looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it myself. 🙂 Hope you all are doing well!Stay connected:Subscribe to Healthy HelperFacebook: Healthy HelperTwitter: @Healthy_HelperInstagram: HealthyHelperPinterest: Healthy_HelperBloglovin’: Healthy HelperGoogle+: Healthy HelperTumblr: Healthy Helper BlogSnapchat: KailaProulxWant to get FREE products for review and make money as a blogger? Check out Linqia!
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