Protein Brownie Bars
Makes 12 bars
1 cup rolled oats
3 scoops vanilla protein powder
1/3 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup pure cocoa
1/2 cup chopped prunes
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/3 cup dried unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 Tb local honey
3 Tb unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Process first four ingredients (oats, protein powder, chia seeds and cocoa) in a food processor. Oats should look roughly chopped, and the rest of the ingredients well combined. Pour the dry ingredients out into a bowl and set aside.
Lightly coat a 9x9 baking dish with non-stick spray. Pour your mixture into the pan and pat with your fingers until evenly spread. Place the baking dish in the freezer for 30 minutes. Remove and cut into 12 even pieces. Store your bars in the refrigerator to best keep the desired taste and texture. Feel free to play with the recipe- try different fruit and nuts to suit your taste preferences!
Nutrition information per serving- 175 calories, 8gm fat, 2gm saturated fat, 43mg sodium, 19gm carbohydrate, 4gm fiber, 7gm sugar, 10gm protein