No-Bake & Ready-to-Go Chocolate Protein Peanut Butter Bars
When we are in a hurry we reach for a quick fix “cereal” bar with a list of ingredients we can’t even pronounce – or worse, simply go without breakfast at all. Even with the busiest of work days, these no-bake, ready-to-go Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars are a highly doable and smart solution! These easy breakfast treats are a great substitute for oatmeal, as they are portable enough for any lifestyle but still easily prepared. These all-natural breakfast bars save you the sugar and unwanted ingredients in your average energy bar, and are high enough in protein to fill you up! And the best part is, one batch will last you all-week long!
Why I Love this Healthy Breakfast Recipe
I have a Vanilla-Apricot version of this recipe featured as an Orange Breakfast in my Color Yourself Skinny 21-Day Diet Detox system. I was given the opportunity to work with This Smart Balance Chocolate Peanut Butter to come up with a healthy recipe. As it turns out, it is amazing! I love keeping it in the cupboard so I can grab a quick-tiny teaspoon bite when I need a sweet treat and it always hits the spot. I has about the same nutrition peanut butter and gives this recipe a more decant “treat-like” feeling for the same nutrition — woot! These are seriously so easy to throw together and leave the “I have no time for breakfast” excuse with absolutely no legs to stand on. With Boston MarathonTraining in full effect, having high quality nutrition treats on hand is essential!
- ½ cup Chocolate Protein Powder
- 1⁄3 cup Smart Balance Chocolate Peanut Butter
- 2⁄3 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Soy Milk
- 3 cups Quick Oats
- 1 cup dried Cranberries
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix well
- Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper and top with mixture. Spread evenly and press into corners
- Place in refrigerator and let set overnight. Remove and cut into 8 bars
- Keep refrigerated until ready to grab and go.
This recipe makes 8 servings with 250 calories, 4 g of fiber 17g of protein! These can be vegan (depending on your protein powder selection, however I use a whey protein). And they can be gluten free as well, as long as you specified gluten free oats. But really the best part is that you get in breakfast with enough nutrition to keep you buzzing into the late morning or early afternoon — and these bad boys hit the spot!
Happy Healthy Breakfast To You!