As a kid I used to grab a protein bar of some sort or another on my way to school each morning. Usually chocolate chip, fully processed and full of sugar and salt. Delicious, but probably not the healthiest way to start the day (especially not when I’d eat 3 or 4 of them). Since I (kind of) grew up I’ve been a lot more picky on the sugary things I eat and the commercial bars just didn’t do it for me. I know there are the much more healthier bars available in supermarkets now – try the Apple Cinnamon Cricket Flour Bars (actually made from crickets, seriously) but the prices are exorbitant and the taste is not to my exacting specifications.
So I make my own…
The ingredients could not be simpler – 7 ingredients in this one and plenty of room to adjust and substitute different tastes and flavors depending on whatever you feel like. With a 5 minute prep time and only 30 minutes in the oven, there really isn’t any excuse to not make these simple, healthy, delicious protein bars / breakfast snack / mid-afternoon rescue food!
Check out our quick, 2 minute video that shows just how easy this is to make.
The honey and bananas provides the healthy sweetness need for this type of bar and the cranberries and cinnamon are just one of the many flavor combinations you can use to avoid getting bored with the same taste every day. Some great suggestions are peanut butter (!), crushed cashews, any dried fruit or even a little cocoa powder…
Served with som plain Greek yoghurt and a little extra cinnamon – awesome start to the day!
If anyone makes this recipe I would love to see some pictures of it, or if you have any tips on improving it, as always please let me know 🙂