Love the taste of a good peanut butter granola or protein bar but hate the fact that you don’t know what half the ingredients are on the label?
I have a solution for you, make your own!!
As I’ve said before I pretty much will eat anything with peanut butter in it. Soooo delicious. I was at the end of the jar AGAIN when making these today (I know, Shocker!) so licking the spoon to get every drop out was in full effect again :).
Depending on your nutritional needs and goals, the calorie and carb count on these is on the high end so I would suggest using them as a pre- workout snack to get you fueled up for a weight training session or run. 90% of the fat in these are from the natural peanut butter, which means they are the good healthy fats your body needs! Just a friendly reminder :)…although I feel like I am starting to sound like a walking advertisement for peanut butter.
What you need:
-3 cups of oats (can be regular or quick. I use the quick oats)
-1 cup of natural peanut butter (I use chunky)
– 3/4 cup of PURE honey ( you could probably get away with just using 1/2 cup. The original recipe I found used a whole cup but I find they work well with 3/4 cup)
In small bowl, add the peanut butter and honey. Mix well. Melt in microwave for about 1 min 15 seconds, or melt on the stove top.
In a large bowl, pour in the quick oats.
Add the melted peanut butter/honey mixture. Mix well.
Pour into a greased 9×9 pan. Push down batter to flatten.
Refrigerate overnight. They tend to harden up in a few hours.
I cut my batch into 12 bars/squares.
Nutritional Info per serving : 1 bar