Thursday, 29 January 2015

Apple & Sour Cherry Oatie Protein Bars

Apple and Sour Cherry Oatie Protein Bars

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.

Apple and Sour Cherry Oatie Protein 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.

  • Apple and Sour Cherry Oatie Protein Bars


    Apple Sour Cherry Oatie Protein Bars Protein bars full of apple and cherry flavour

    Cuisine: Healthy Category: Bars Yields: 12 bars approx.
    Prep Time: Chill Time: Total Time:
     



    Ingredients
    • 80 grams of porridge oats
    • 60 grams of dried apple rings
    • 30 grams vanilla flavoured protein powder
    • 3 tablespoon almond milk
    • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
    • 50 grams of dried sour cherries
     
    Instructions
    1. Place the oats in a blender and whizz until they are a fine flour. Next add the apple rings, protein powder and cinnamon. Blend until the mixture breaks down and begins to form a ‘dough’. Add milk, one tablespoon at a time to loosen the mix up as needed. Lastly add the sour cherries and blend them in. If little pieces show through – that’s fine.
    2. Take a plastic tub, about 6”x4” and line with greaseproof paper. Place the mix into the tub and press down firmly into an even layer. Place into the fridge for at least two hours, or preferably overnight.
    3. Cut the bars into 12 pieces and there you have bars ready to snack on whenever you need a protein boost.
    4. Happy healthy snacking!


Disclosure Statement: I received the Optimum 9400 free to review. Any opinions expressed are my own.

8 comments:

  1. God you're being so good. I love the look of these. I love sour cherry so I'm afraid I may munch through these too quickly!

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  2. I've been loving your healthy recipes and hope you continue with them. I love the ingredient list of these bars and that there is no added sugar.

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    1. There will be more healthy treats - stay tuned!

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  3. Oooh these sound great! I might have to give these a go! xxx

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