Granola Protein Bars

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats

  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder

  • 2 Tbsp of pistachios (shelled)

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp table salt

  • 1/3 cup nut butter of your choosing

  • 1/2 cup pure honey

  • 1/2 cup milk (any kind)

  • 1/2 cup blueberries

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Optional Substitutions

  • Substitute vanilla protein powder for chocolate

  • Switch blueberries to mini chocolate morsels

  • Swap out pistachios for almonds or chia seeds

Yield

12 Servings

Total Time

10 mins. prep

18-20 mins. cooking

30 mins. total

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F with the rack in the lower-middle position.

  2. Grease an 8×8 baking pan and set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the oats, protein powder, pistachios, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk to combine.

  4. In another bowl, combine the nut butter, honey, milk, blueberries, and vanilla extract. Mix until incorporated.

  5. Pour the wet mixture into the large bowl of dry ingredients. Stir and fold until fully combined. Using a rubber spatula, scrape the mixture into the greased baking pan. Firmly and evenly press down.

  6. Bake 18 minutes, or until edges turn golden brown. The center should still be soft. Let cool in the pan completely before cutting into bars. If needed, cover and chill in the fridge for easier cutting.