Banana Nut Protein Bars

KristineGluten Free, Healthy "MAKEOVERS", Protein Bars, Recipes, Snacks16 Comments

These Banana Nut Protein Bars are a quick and easy make-ahead snack option. Perfect if you have leftover bananas and great for the whole family. These bars can be made no-bake or baked.  When they’re baked, they are a bit more dry and chewy, when un-baked they make a yummy and sticky snack bar. Either way, they’re delicious and are done in no time flat!

Banana Nut Protein Bars
 
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These Banana Nut Protein Bars are great to make for snacks. Can be made no-bake as well as baked. Gluten free, and a great way to use leftover bananas!
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Recipe type: Snack
Yield: 16
Ingredients
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter, smooth
  • ¼ cup stevia baking blend *
  • 1½ medium banana's pureed in blender or mashed
  • ⅓ c chopped walnuts (I used the already chopped walnut crumbs)
  • 1 c old fashioned oats or quick oats (for no-bake)
  • ¾ cup whey protein powder, vanilla (low carb, low sugar kind)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (or not if you want them no-bake)
  2. Mix all together in large bowl.
  3. Spread into an 8x8 square pan.
  4. If baking, bake for 12-14 minutes until golden around the outside, and just cooked in the middle.
  5. DO NOT OVERBAKE, or they will be dry!
  6. Let cool and cut into 16 squares.
Notes
For sweetener, you could also use ¼ c honey, agave, 6 stevia packets, ¼ c substitute. But nutrition will be higher if you use honey or agave.
Nutrition
Serving size: 1 bar Calories: 116 Fat: 6 g Carbs: 10 g Sugar: 1.7 g Sodium: 30 mg Fiber: 2.2 g Protein: 7.2 g