Sunday, February 2, 2014

Paleo(ish) Protein Breakfast Bars

Looking for a minimally processed meal replacement bar? Look no further! This would be great for breakfast, if you have early mornings like me, or a meal replacement later in the day.

These bars are super simple to make. They are pretty much a high protein Larabar. They would also be great post workout if you need a meal on-the-go. I made my first batch last week (the chocolate one) and didn't snap a pic or jot down the recipe. Honestly, I wasn't sure how they'd turn out. Thankfully, they were a big hit! I tried a new flavor combo this week and decided I'd post both. The pictures are of the cinnamon raisin flavor. Feel free to get creative and try your own mix (different nuts or fruit).

Cinnamon Raisin Breakfast Bars

1 package baking dates (13 oz)
2.5 cup walnuts
1 heaping tsp cinnamon
3 scoops vanilla whey (grass fed)
1/2 c. raisins
1-2 T water

Chocolate Protein Variation

1 package baking dates
2.5 cups almonds
3 scoops chocolate whey (grass fed)
1-2 T water

Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until well combined and nuts ground. It should look grainy and crumbly. At this point you should be able to pinch the mixture together to form a ball or bar. If you cannot, or the mixture is too dry add small amounts of water, 1 tsp at a time. Place parchment paper or plastic wrap in a 9x9 baking dish and press mixture down.

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