I love making snacks almost as much as I like eating snacks. I’ve always been a snack girl, and now that I’m breastfeeding while working out, I find myself snacky/ ravenous all the time! That’s why I’m always looking for a little protein boost to keep me going throughout the day. On Saturday’s I start prepping our snacks for the weekend, I’ve created an arsenal of protein rich snacks to keep me going throughout the day, things you think wouldn’t contain protein, probably contains the most protein out of them all. Hello black bean and spinach protein brownies, with protein frosting! You sugar free dreamboat you!
These raisin protein bars are my favourite grab and go snack, I always have some in my bag for when outings turn into super long whole day events and I just love snacking on them when I’m home. They taste like the most decadent cinnamon raisin cookie, but just way easier to make, because you don’t have to turn your oven on at ALL! The hardest part about this recipe, is melting the chocolate to drizzle over the bars. So now that you have no excuse not to make these, let’s get to the recipe.
EASY CINNAMON RAISIN PROTEIN BARS – 10-12 bars
- 2 1/2 cups of oats
- 1/2 cup protein powder of choice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 cup raisin
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp liquid sweetener
- 1/4 cup milk of choice more if needed
- 8 ounces chocolate of choice, melted
Line an 8 inch baking pan with cling wrap or parchment paper.
Place the oats in a food processor and blend until floury. Add the rest of the ingredients (except the chocolate) and blend until it forms a mould-able mixture, it should be sticky (if it’s too sticky add more oat flour). Press the mixture into the pan and press down to flatten it out.
Refrigerate until firm. Up to an hour.
Cut the mixture into bars and coat in chocolate.