In further appreciation to our dear reader Dr. Tanya, here is a great savory protein bar recipe as requested. We hope you enjoy this one too!
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Savory Protein Power Bar
This recipe yields 10 bars
Calories: 144 Carbs: 14g Fat: 5g Protein: 6g
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten free if desired)
- 1/2 cup unflavored (plain) pea protein powder
- 1-1/2 cups cooked and cooled quinoa
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/3 cup roasted, chopped pistachios
- 1/3 cup roasted, chopped almonds
- 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
- Optional: 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- Optional: tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease or spray an 8 inch square baking pan.
- Process the oats in a food processor until it is a fine flour. Transfer to a large bowl.
- Add the pea protein powder, cooked quinoa, chia seeds, pistachios, almonds, salt and milk. Also add optional pepper and or Parmesan cheese if desired. Stir until well blended.
- Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes , until golden brown on top and firmly set in the center. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely in the pan.
- Remove bars from the pan and cut into 10 bars. Individually wrap the bars in plastic wrap and store at room temperature for up to 4 days. They will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or freeze up to 2 months.
To increase the protein content; Omit the oats and increase the protein powder by 1 cup. Or substitute any given amount of omitted oats with equal measure of protein powder. The total elimination of the oats and addition of 1 cup of protein powder will result in 158 calories per bar, carbs: 0g fat: 8g and protein: 13g