Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Chewy Granola Protein Bars

It's rainy and chilly today; a perfect time to be in the kitchen baking something quick and good!

Chewy Granola Protein Bars
Preheat oven to 325*
2 Cups Oats
1/2 Cup Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
1/2 Cup all purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Cup dried fruit ( I used dried cranberries this time)
1/4 to 1/2 Cup Ground Flax Seeds
(You can add up to a total of 2 Cups of dried fruit, chopped fruit, coconut, chopped nuts, seeds, chocolate chips)
1/2 Cup (1 stick) melted Butter
1/2 Cup Honey
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

Mix well.  Add a tiny bit of water if you still have some dry ingredients that have not mixed; just enough to make the mixture moist.  You don't want it runny.  Press into a greased 8" x 8" pan.  Bake at 325* for 20 minutes.  Cool.  Cut into bars.  Store in fridge or freezer.  Enjoy!