Recipes for KitchenAid

26 January 2017
Protein Bars

Protein Bars

Homemade Granola Protein bars

These are super quick and easy to make, packed full of seeds and goodness with a little honey or agave to sweeten. Using some protein powder makes these a great homemade post gym bar, they keep for a couple of weeks in an airtight container or in a food bag.

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees fan and grease and line an 8” square cake tin with baking parchment. If you want to go dairy free grease with coconut or vegetable oil.

175g oats
50g protein powder (I used a vanilla protein powder called the Good Guru but you can use any you like)
75g Almond butter (you can use any nut butter you like e.g. cashew, multi or peanut)
15g ground flax
15g chia seeds
100g honey or agave syrup
125ml unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk drink
50g raisins
70g plain chocolate chips or broken into small pieces (I used a vegan chocolate)
1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
1.5 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
mixed seeds to sprinkle

in a bowl, mix the oats, protein powder, flax, chia, cinnamon and salt together with a spoon to distribute everything,
Place the almond butter, honey/agave, milk and vanilla in the KitchenAid bowl and mix on medium speed until fully blended and amalgamated. Add the oat and protein powder dry mix and beat on slow until completely mixed and a sticky dough is formed. Lift the beater and sprinkle over the raisins and chocolate chips over the bowl, lower the paddle and mix on slow for 10 seconds or so until they are distributed through the mix. Remove all the mix from the bowl with a spatula, tipping it out into the tin. With the back or a spoon or damp fingers, press the mix down until you have a nice even layer lining the bottom if the tin. Sprinkle liberally with your chosen mix of seedy topping. Bake for approx 15/20 mins until the edges are starting to turn a golden brown. Leave to cool in the tin, then remove by lifting out the paper, and cut into bars with a sharp knife.

About the Author

Juliet Sear

Food is at the heart of everything I do, I’ve always had an incredible passion for it since I was a child. I have been cooking for my family since the age of 10. When I got married, and had my own kitchen, I was non-stop cooking, often creating several courses each night for my husband; he had to tell me to hold the starters and pudding because he was putting on weight! From those early days of honeymoon cooking, it became an obsession, an addiction that had to be satisfied! These days, nothing excites me more than throwing huge dinner parties and getting friends together. George, our son, came along 17 years ago and, of course, I had to make an amazing centrepiece to celebrate his first birthday! This turned in to making cakes for friends and soon enough I was running a little home business and the rest is history. Since then I’ve been up to loads of fab baking, caking and cooking for thousands of folks including lots of celebs and fantastic stores including royal grocer Fortnum and Mason which is marvellous. Nothing excites me more than an edible challenge, I love the creativity and fun involved in bringing people’s ideas to life through the medium of food whether it be for corporate events, PR campaigns , edible art installations or celebrations. Have a look around my website for more info, thanks!