Banana Peanut Protein Bars

20170625_163335Hellooo guys! So I’ve gone for a banana flavour on my latest recipe, because let’s face it, it’s a pretty awesome one! After the success of my Chickpea Peanut bars I was keen to use more of the new That Protein Peanut Protein Powder, and we all know banana and peanut butter are an EPIC combination. SO! These bars took a little bit of tweaking, but I think I cracked it eventually! These bars in their original recipe are NOT vegan, but if you substitute the egg for a flax egg as I’ve described below it should do the trick! The flavour of these bars has a little sweetness without using an actual sweetener, which is why I love using bananas in recipes. Time to get baking!

Recipe (Makes 10 bars)

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 whole egg (or could sub a flax egg if vegan – 1 tbsp. flax seeds + 3 tbsp water!)
  • 3 tbsp ground almonds
  • 200ml of unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your preference!)
  • 2 scoops of That Protein Peanut Butter Protein

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C (fan oven).
  2. Add your wet ingredients to a food processor or blender cup – banana, egg and milk.
  3. Then add the dry ingredients on top – protein powder, ground almonds, cinnamon and baking powder.
  4. Screw on the food processor or blender lid, and get mixing!
  5. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper or cooking spray. I use tinfoil greased with melted coconut oil or olive oil!
  6. Pour the mixture into the baking tray and bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes. I recommend checking at 30 minutes by piercing with a fork, and then again at 40 minutes! When the fork comes out clean you’re good to go!
  7. Allow to COOL for about 15 minutes before slicing into bars! These are also suitable to be frozen if you’re prepping for a week ahead!

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I hope you enjoy these bars guys! My use of That Protein is NOT an ad by the way – I genuinely love this brand, especially when they launch a Peanut Butter flavour! Plus my change over the past few weeks towards a more vegetarian diet is really motivating me to keep trying new protein snack recipes for you. Tag me if you try these bars out – @theirishbalance on Instagram or Twitter!

Ciara 🙂 x

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