Good morning all! Tomorrow we leave for my amazing cottage so I wanted to bake a healthy breakfast ahead of time…and what's better than the combination of cinnamon, chocolate and peanuts? Uh..Nothing! So what I did was take my original cinnamon swirl protein bars made with the amazing Trutein cinnabun protein powder, and just topped them with 30g (2 tbsp) of mini chocolate chips, baked them in a 9×9 inch pan and cut them into 9 huge squares…I may have also added a couple extra peanuts in the bars ;)….
So like I said I would, I tested out my awesome new Cinnabun Trutein Protein Powder. It worked really well in my overnight proats . I found it's very similar to the vanilla trutein though, not that that's a bad thing!
Later that same day I didn't have much of an actual lunch since I ended up going to a gym for the first time in my life! I found that I actually still prefer working out at home. I think I just feel like everyone is staring at me at the gym haha. But I do have to admit they have some pretty awesome high-tech treadmills that make mine at home look like a dinosaur.
After my workout I had a protein bar & later had a hard boiled egg with lots of hummus and veggies. I also made…BANANA BREAD! I have been dying to make this ever since I saw we had 3 super ripe bananas. Perfect! This banana bread is so healthy and delicious! I substituted mini choco. chips for the walnuts in the original recipe and left out the water and just added 1/2 tsp baking soda + a little less than 1 tsp baking powder. I also used 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg. I can't believe this stuff is healthy! But nope no artificial sweetener or sugars added, only honey :).
Okay I know the title is pretty exaggerated but these bars are completely worth it. I made these and was blown away by how good they tasted! I can't explain how amazing they are, you just need to make them and see for yourself! I felt so guilty eating these, like I am eating a chunk of delicious cake. They do not have any yucky protein after-taste! They are just pure amazing-ness & each large square has 136 cals, 5.6g fat, 17.75 carbs & 9g protein. These are so healthy you can eat them for breakfast! If you are missing your sweets, you need to make these asap. Actually, no, everyone should make these right now!
These bars sadly are not my original recipe but I give 100% credit to Katie over at Dashing Dish who created these masterpieces!
Here is the recipe link(sign up is free to view the recipe if you don't want to donate to her site!): http://dashingdish.com/recipe/7-layer-protein-bars/
My nutrition facts are a bit different because I used trutein vanilla protein powder(awesome, highly recommend for this recipe), I used peanuts, chopped instead of peanut butter chocolate chips on top & I used 2 tbsp sugar-free syrup to substitute for half the honey.
What are you doing still staring at the pictures?? Go make these immediately!
Have you hated all the recipes you have ever made with protein powder? Have they all turned out rubbery or dry and crumbly? Want a protein bar recipe that is actually 100% delicious that you won't be able to put down? One that's moist, sweet and soft? Well then look no further, this recipe is here to save the day. I originally learned this recipe by following Jamie Eason's(fitness model) version but I changed them up and made them even more delicious! I have to tell you that I am super picky about anything I make with protein powder. I have thrown out everything I have ever baking with protein powder other than 1 or two things, this being one of them. But this is the only recipe that I have continued to make again and again because I am actually sad when they are gone and I have a hard time only eating one or two! Even my brother who hates everything healthy likes these bars. So I am telling you right now…GO MAKE THESE. You will not regret it! Take me to the recipe!