It is no secret among my family and friends that I am what you would call “culinary challenged.” I don’t know how to cook. But aside from that since I have gone plant based I have learned that in order to stay healthy I do have to cook. I’ve had to Google recipes, get in the kitchen, experiment here and there and that’s exactly what I have done so far. I came across this plant based protein bar that I make constantly. It’s just so easy to make that I make it whenever I want to reach for a candy bar or something else I shouldn’t. I’m going to share it with you today so you can see what the rave is all about.
This recipe I’m going to talk to you about today is absolutely one of my favorites. I love making it and it’s very very simple and if I can make it, trust me, you’ll have no problem. It is my go to when I have a sweet tooth when I want something good for breakfast that isn’t processed. This is my go to meal. It is a very good high protein granola. You can either eat it as a cereal or as a granola bar. If you lift weights like I do this will be perfect for you or if you’re considering going plant based and you’re wondering where are you going to get your protein from, look no further. This recipe has exactly what you need.
First thing you do is preheat your oven to 350 deg F. You’re going to need oats, flax seed, maple syrup, almonds, chia seeds, peanut butter, Himalayan sea salt, ground cinnamon, olive oil, and vanilla. Make sure you’re using real maple syrup and almonds nothing artificial or candied nuts. Also make sure the oaks are “old fashioned” not “steel cut” oats.
Start mixing all of your ingredients in no particular order until everything is combined into sticky yumminess. You can actually eat this mixture raw if you prefer. You can even store this in a mason gar or plastic container.
Next get a cookie sheet or baking sheet, drizzle some olive oil on the bottom and pour in the mixture. The olive oil is just to make sure that the sticky goodness doesn’t stick after it’s baked. You don’t need to use a piece of parchment paper, olive oil does just fine.
When the oven is fully preheated put the cookie sheet in and bake for 20 minutes. You’ll start to smell it baking and it smells delicious. After it’s done baking it comes out the perfect consistency for either a granola bar or for cereal. If you want your bars to be really hard, add more peanut butter. Also, you can also add fruit to make it even healthier. I like adding raspberries, blueberries or raisins.
Once you try this recipe you’ll keep trying it again and again. This recipe is so versatile and can be done with some many different ingredients to keep it interesting.