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Making Homemade Protein Bars with Protein Powder - Genetic Nutrition

Making Homemade Protein Bars with Protein Powder

, by Genetic Nutrition, 5 min reading time

Power Up Your Day with Homemade Protein Bars 

We all know the struggle. It's a busy day, and you need a little help, so grab a protein bar. However, those store-bought bars can often be packed with sugar and artificial ingredients, leaving you feeling hungry soon after you gobble them up. Imagine if you could take matters into your own hands and create the best-tasting protein bar imaginable.

Welcome to the world of DIY Protein Bars! Using Genetic Nutrition protein powder as your base, you can mix up incredibly delicious, protein-packed snacks customised to your favourite flavour profile!

Now follow the guide below to home-make your protein bar:

The Powerhouse Base

Genetic Nutrition Protein powders come in handy to help fuel your homemade bars. Here is another simple breakdown to give you some help:

  • Whey Protein: The go-to protein of any gym newbie; whey is one of the cleanest, easiest-absorbing proteins you can put into your body.
  • Optimum Nutrition Micellar Casein: This is a very slow-digesting protein that is great for keeping you full for a long time.
  • VEGAN PROTEIN: Not just for vegans, most of the protein sources are vegan-friendly alternatives for those following a vegan or dairy-free lifestyle.

Whether or not you like them, Genetic Nutrition protein powders also taste great, and share this nutritional value with all your bars.

Building Your Bar: Essential Ingredients

Key ingredients, not including protein powder — keep stocked in your pantry:

  • Hold your bars together with pitted dates, peanuts, almonds or cashew butter, mashed bananas or sweetened with honey.
  • The Base: Rolled oats, nuts, seeds, shredded coconut, or even puffed quinoa are a great option as the crunch provides the illusion of munching on a regular granola bar.
  • Sweeteners, optional: For a little sweetness, a little maple syrup or honey or chopped dried fruit
  • If you love that flavour, add 1-2 tsp minced or 1 Tbsp ground б of cinnamon, ground nutmeg, or cocoa (makes a mocha bar flavour: yummy!

The Fun Part: Mix and Match for Flavorful Variations!

The brilliance of homemade bars is that the sky's the limit when it comes to flavour. Some inspiring flavour combinations are in the link below:

  • The Classic Chocolate Chip: Whey protein powder, rolled oats, peanut butter, some dark chocolate chips, and a sprinkle of sea salt.
  • Berry Blast: casein protein powder, almond butter, craisins, chia seeds, honey dip
  • Tropical Twist: Ingredients 1 cup plant-based protein powder 1 medium ripe banana, mashed 1/4 cup shredded coconut 1/4 cup chopped nuts or seeds 1/4 cup dried fruit.

All of this is only the root of it! Get a little creative with various flavours and textures.

Crafting Your Bars: Easy Steps to Success

  1. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a big bowl, mix your selected protein powder, rolled oats, nuts, seeds and any other ingredient that you desire.
  2. Incorporate Binding Agents: After that, you should add your favourite binding agents, such as nut butter or mashed banana. Stir thoroughly to a stiff and sticky consistency.
  3. Sweeten to Taste (Optional): pour in a little more maple syrup or honey, if preferred, or sprinkle on some dried fruit that has been chopped.
  4. Shape and Chill: Spread the mixture evenly on the baking dish that was lined with parchment paper. To spread the top, you should use a spatula, which should be dabbed on water just a little. Chill for at least 30 minutes or until firm.
  5. Slice and Enjoy! Pour the chilled mixture onto a board and cut it into bars. It is recommended to store homemade protein bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator to help it last for a week.

Pro Tips for Protein Bar Perfection

  • Portion Control: Specifically, energy values of bars should range from 200 to 250 calories per bar depending on the nutritional requirements of the bars’ recipients.
  • Variety is Key: This is because you must prepare different flavours and ensure you prepare different batches so that your taste buds do not get bored.
  • Garnish for Fun: Add the finishing touches with a drizzle of melted chocolate, chopped nuts or shredded coconut on the bars.

Fuel Your Day, Your Way!

Instead of buying your protein bars, you can bake tasty and healthy treats that will help you lead a healthier life. Genetic Nutrition protein powder stands as the perfect protein base, and going through endless possibilities, one would be able to fix yummy bars that address the desire and the body equally. So, get in the kitchen, become a warrior with the utensils, and cook some yummy, healthy homemade protein bars.

Are you feeling that you’re ready to up your protein bar game? Click on the Genetic Nutrition link to check out our several protein powders and other supplements. We also have a recipe for each part of your diet plan and fitness tips to get you to the next level!

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FAQs: 

  1. Can I use other protein powders? 

While Genetic Nutrition protein powders are highly recommended, you can experiment with other brands. Just ensure they fit your dietary needs and have a flavour profile that complements your chosen ingredients.

  • How long will homemade protein bars last? 
  • When stored properly in an airtight container in the refrigerator, your bars should stay fresh for up to a week.

  • Can I freeze homemade protein bars? 
  • Absolutely! Wrap individual bars in plastic wrap or parchment paper and store them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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