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Chocolate Black Bean Protein Bars

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2BhappyBhealthy
2BhappyBhealthy Posts: 181 Member
I came across this awesome website this weekend and had to share it:

http://www.nomeatathlete.com/homemade-energy-bar-recipe/

You can plug in your own ingredients based on this formula and make your own protein or energy bars! I made black bean chocolate protein bars and THEY ARE SO FRIGGIN GOOOOOOD. Check it out:

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Here is my ingredient list along with the nutritional breakdown. I cut it into 10 bars:
1 15 oz can of black beans - rinsed and drained
2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
4 tbsp of peanut butter
1/2 of a banana (I mashed it first)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1tbsp Agave maple syrup (again only bc it was what I had on hand)
dash of sea salt and cinnamon
-->I also added 2 tbsp coconut flour only because I like it and I had it. But it is not a requirement on the recipe
1 cup rolled oats

My recipe came out to 144 cals a bar, 10 grams of protein, 18 carbs, 4 grams of fat and 98 grams of potassium. Your nutritional breakdown will change if you use different ingredients.

*Mash the banana first, then blend in all other ingredients except for the oats in a food processor. Then toss in the oats and pulse a few more times. Smooth out the mixture into a baking dish and bake for 18-20 mins on 350.

I can't wait to make more!

Enjoy!!
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  • Lady_Bane
    Lady_Bane Posts: 720 Member
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    Cant see the recipe.
  • 2BhappyBhealthy
    2BhappyBhealthy Posts: 181 Member
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    Sorry was having some technical difficulties - should be good now.
  • julieh391
    julieh391 Posts: 683 Member
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    Looks delish!
  • TKHappy
    TKHappy Posts: 659 Member
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    Bump! :) I might have to make these when I get home today....thank you! :)
  • elka67
    elka67 Posts: 268 Member
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    interesting site too, thanks
  • XXXMinnieXXX
    XXXMinnieXXX Posts: 3,459 Member
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    Looks divine! Xxx
  • klakers3
    klakers3 Posts: 189 Member
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    Yum! Thanks for sharing :)
  • 2BhappyBhealthy
    2BhappyBhealthy Posts: 181 Member
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    No problem! I think this website is just amazing!! I want to use garbanzo beans, vanilla, and something nutty deliciousness next time
  • HypersonicFitNess
    HypersonicFitNess Posts: 1,219 Member
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    Bump to look at later
  • Shaybug
    Shaybug Posts: 80 Member
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    I've got a can of black beans calling this bar's name. Can't wait to try it.
  • 2BhappyBhealthy
    2BhappyBhealthy Posts: 181 Member
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    I've got a can of black beans calling this bar's name. Can't wait to try it.

    doooo iiiiit!!! I was just telling my co-workers how I want to take down the 3 I brought for the week right now! Yum!!
  • thenewmrsfitz
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    bumping for later x
  • vegapsi
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    I used PB2 instead of PB, they're in the oven now. Excited to try these as I've been making the same protein bars for over a year and needed a change. Thanks!
  • 2BhappyBhealthy
    2BhappyBhealthy Posts: 181 Member
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    I used PB2 instead of PB, they're in the oven now. Excited to try these as I've been making the same protein bars for over a year and needed a change. Thanks!

    Nice! I have pb2 and thought about using that - you'll have to tell me how they turned out!
  • amonkey794
    amonkey794 Posts: 651 Member
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    bump!!!!
  • mockchoc
    mockchoc Posts: 6,573 Member
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    Wonder if you could freeze them. I don't want to have them sitting around needing to be all eaten at once or I might just do that!
  • sophie_wr
    sophie_wr Posts: 194 Member
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    bump & thanks !
    Always looking for yummy recipes rich in proteins !
  • WeekndOVOXO
    WeekndOVOXO Posts: 779 Member
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    No more bull**** from the store!
  • kermiehiho
    kermiehiho Posts: 193 Member
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    Do you think I could just use cocoa powder instead of protein powder? I mean, I know it would no longer be protein bars, but would it still come out OK?
  • Fittreelol
    Fittreelol Posts: 2,535 Member
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    bump up the jam