Banana and Mango Protein Bars that you can EASILY make at home? Yep you read that right!
Homemade-protein bars are incredibly so easy to make and honestly so worth doing! All you need are four to six ingredients, no skill whatsoever, and 30 minutes of your time!
You can whip these up in about five minutes, put them in the freezer for 20 minutes until the chocolate sets and, bang! They’re ready to go. Here’s the recipe:
1/4 banana whey protein powder
1/4 cup gluten free oat flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup almond milk
4 squares 90% dark chocolate (40 grams)
1/4 cup freeze-dried mango (see Notes below for substitutes)
1. First, melt your chocolate in a bain marie (i.e. a glass bowl on top of a pot of boiling water).
2. Meanwhile, make your protein bar filling by mixing all the above ingredients together and shaping the mix into four bar shapes.
3. If the mix is too dry, add a bit more milk or water (a tsp at a time though – you don’t want to turn the mix into a soup). If they’re too wet or sticky, add more oat flour and/or coconut flour (just watch out that you don’t add too much).
4. Once all the bars are shaped, dip them in the melted chocolate using your hands or a spatula and transfer them to the freezer for 20 or the fridge for a couple of hours. That’s it – DONE!
Macros per Bar (out of 4):
15g carbs (out of which 7g is fibre!)
13g fat (mostly from the chocolate and coconut flour)
Note: If you want to up the protein and lower the carbs, ditch the mango and add some casein to the bars as well as whey. You can also throw in some ground almonds.