Thursday, February 25, 2010

Maple Bars

I've posted protein bars before, but this was a slightly different take on your average protein bar. Nutty and a little sweet, these are great for on the go! I tried following the instructions in the magazine once, for baking them individually in foil packets, but I didn't like the end result. The second time around, I baked in a loaf pan and sliced after baking, and thought that worked much better!


Nutty Maple-Cinnamon Bars
Source: Clean Eating Magazine 

Yield: 6 bars
Prep time: 25min

1 cup rolled oats, divided
3 Tbsp unsalted almonds (I used chopped walnuts out of laziness)
4 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp sea salt
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 Tbsp pure maple syrup
Olive oil cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a blender, process 1/2 cup oats into oat flour. In a large bowl, stir together oat flour, remaining 1/2 cup oats, almonds, protein powder, cinnamon, and salt. Combine applesauce, vanilla and maple syrup with dry ingredients; mix thoroughly.

3. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.  Spread mixture into a loaf pan.  Bake in preheated oven for 16-18 minutes, or until the center is set. Store leftovers in the fridge.  Let cool, then slice into 6 bars.

per bar
Calories: 213
Sat. fat: 1g
Monounsat. fat: 2g
Polyunsat. fat: 1g
Total fat: 4g
Carbs: 29g
Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 14g
Protein: 15g
Sodium: 189mg
Cholesterol: 23mg


  1. I have seen protein bars made on TV and have always wanted to try them. These look easy and delicious!

  2. Ooh, much easier to make than I would have thought! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. I love that they are around 200 cals and have 15 gm protien! sound just perfect!

  4. I tried the original version of these in ce magazine, but I also tried your version and I think yours is easier and tastes much better. These are really good!! Thanks for a great recipe!!