A soft baked oat bar with an easy, quick, cheap recipe. It certainly ticks all my boxes for a great homemade snack or even a fab healthy breakfast on-the-go.
Paris is very different to London for it's readily available "high protein" snacks. Absolutely nothing wrong with that! If anything it has given me a kick up the backside to just get back in the kitchen and start creating all new recipes again which I used to love doing. With working for myself as an online coach and personal trainer and doing all this triathlon training, something quick and easy but equally tasty and nutritious has to be the priority.
This bar is a wonderful balance of protein, fats and carbs. Made using protein powder (my favourite being chocolate salted caramel by Awesome Supplements), bananas to help with the moistness and sweetness, nut butter for the fabulous fats and toasty flavour and eggs for extra protein and to help keep them light.
2 ripe bananas
2 eggs beaten
100g nut butter (almond works really well)
85g honey or syrup
70g protein powder (your choice but Awesome Supplements protein powders have such a great texture and are great for baking - take care as some protein powders just don't cut the cooking process!)
1 tsp baking powder
Half-1 cup of milk or water
Preheat the oven to 180C fan.
In one bowl, mash up the bananas with a fork then add the eggs, nut butter and honey and mix well.
In another bowl add the oats, protein powder, baking powder and cinnamon. Mix well until all the powder is evenly spread throughout the oats. Try to get rid of any clumps and lumps.
Add the banana mix to the dry mix and stir really well. It will be a bit too thick to bake at this stage so you will need to gradually add some milk or water to help loosen it. How much liquid you need depends on the protein powder you use so add it a bit at a time and mix well to get it to a dropping consistency (off the spoon!) and make sure it isn't too wet otherwise it won't cook well.
Place into the preheated oven for 25 minutes until cooked through.