Healthy Banana Protein Bar Recipe

2013-04-19
  • Servings : 9
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 35m

These banana protein bars taste amazing and are super easy to make (check out the video above!). They make the perfect pre or post work-out snack, or for just in-between meals! You can even freeze them too.

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Ingredients

  • 80g (1 cup) oats*
  • 90g (~3 scoops) protein powder**
  • 70g (1/4 cup) fat-free cream cheese
  • 55g (1/2 cup) skimmed milk powder
  • 2 egg whites
  • 60ml (4 tbsp) water
  • 1.5 mashed bananas
  • 2 tsp rapeseed (vegetable) oil

 

*To make this recipe gluten free use gluten free oats.

**Nutrient values may vary depending on the protein powder used.. I used a meal replacement protein powder from Maxitone which has more carbs and less protein than regular whey protein.. if regular whey protein is used then the nutrient values will be: 128 calories, 14g carbs, 12g protein, 3g fat per bar.

 

Maxitone Bars

 

Method

Step 1

Pre-heat your oven to 165 degrees C / 325 degrees F

Step 2

Mix together the dry ingredients: oats, protein powder and milk powder

Step 3

In a separate bowl whisk together the cream cheese, egg whites, water, bananas and oil

Step 4

Combine the wet and dry ingredients

Step 5

Pour into a greased 8" by 8" or 9" by 9" baking tray (or line with baking paper)

Step 6

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until cooked (a tooth-pick should come out clean)

Step 7

Allow to completely cool before slicing into 9 pieces.. wrap each bar in cling film or foil

 

Maxitone Banana Bars

 

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook - here are a selection!!

Protein Bars

banana protein loaf


*Samples of the product mentioned were supplied to me free of charge however this review is 100% honest and of my own opinion. This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read my disclaimer page for more information and for my policy on using protein powders in recipes, gluten-free foods/baking and vegetarian/vegan recipes.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    138Kcal
  • Carbs

    18g
  • Protein

    9g
  • Fat

    3g

Recipe Comments

Comments (12)

  1. posted by Emma on April 27, 2013

    Made these last weekend for the first time…delicious! Thanks for the fab recipe nic!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on April 27, 2013

      Thanks Emma! So glad you liked them :)

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  2. posted by Nicole Butterworth on May 9, 2013

    I made these earlier in the week and they are jam packed with protein and keep fresh in the fridge, the boyfriend enjoys them after a gym workout too! Thanks

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 9, 2013

      Aw that’s great to hear! Thanks for your comment Nicole. They really are super easy to make aren’t they! Nic x

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  3. posted by Aisling on May 26, 2013

    Hi Nic,

    I made the bars and they were fab although i added skimmed milk instead of skimmed milk powder – where does one get this – is it in the Health food shops ? ( Im in Dublin so i tried Tesco) the texture was really moist! Is the right? Very quick and easy to make! Thank you!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 27, 2013

      Hey! The texture was probably moist because of the milk – but if it tasted good and held together then great! You can get skimmed milk powder from any supermarket.. one of the most well known brands is marvel but you can get own brand! Let me know if you find it :) x

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  4. posted by chris on June 17, 2013

    i like to grate and sqeeze 1 orange into my protein bread, find i dont need to add any sweetner at all.

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on June 24, 2013

      Great tip! I don’t actually add sweetener to this recipe but adding orange would really Zest things up!! Thanks for your comment :) x

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  5. posted by laura on May 14, 2015

    Hi there really keen to try these, just wondering if it would work with quest chocolate protein powder as thats what I have a huge tub off. Also if I wanted to swap the oil for coconut oil would that work?

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 19, 2015

      Hello! Yes both should work :) Let me know how it goes!! xx

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  6. posted by Tom on June 18, 2015

    Made them, eat them, love them :)
    Were delicious, thank you. Easy and super fast. Keep it coming.

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