My healthier recipe January is nearing an end, but I am going to carry on with the occasional healthy bake, much as I did last year.
My penultimate post for January is for Apple and Sour Cherry Oatie Protein Bars. These were a complete experiment after visiting my local health food store. I picked up a few ingredients I liked the sound of and wound up with these bars.
They are perfect to get a hit of protein without eating too much. They include a vanilla protein powder and are full of oats. I love oats and decided to grind some up in my Optimum 9400 from Froothie to get oat flour. It only took about 30 seconds and I had fine flour. I’d seen it used in other posts and loved the colour it gave to bars.
The other ingredients I picked up were dried apple rings, which were squidgy – not hard. Plus some dried sour cherries packed with flavour. I also added some ground cinnamon and used almond milk to loosen the mix up a bit.
The bars chilled in the fridge for a couple of hours to set up. And they cut up into little oblongs, making a satisfyingly squidgy bar. They hold their shape well, but are quite soft and chewy.
You could top with a little chocolate, if you like. I added the remainder of the pack of protein powder mixed with a little almond milk, almost like an icing.
Disclosure Statement: I received the Optimum 9400 free to review. Any opinions expressed are my own.