Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Recipe: Chocolate Oatmeal Protein Bars

Those of you that know me, know I am constantly on the look-out for the perfect snack. I try to eat small amounts throughout the work day, as well as soon after training as possible. Finding something satisfying to eat quickly between seeing patients can often be difficult. These have been some of the criteria I need to be met for my perfect snack.

  • Portable.
  • Satisfying. 
  • High in Protein, high in fibre and low in fat.
  • Can't get stuck in my teeth. (I'm dealing face to face with people)
  • Can't have a strong odor. (see above)
  • Has to actually taste good.

After many years of tweaking recipes, I think I've found the perfect "on the go" snack, for work, for training, for travel, for anytime. There's just enough sweet from the maple syrup, to satisfy my sweet tooth; just enough protein and fibre to satisfy hunger; just enough brightness from the OJ and spice to pick me up.
Perfect. Let me know what you think!

Chocolate Oatmeal Protein Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Baking Time: 30 minutes


3 1/2 cups Large Flake Oats ( I like Quaker)
4 scoops Chocolate Protein Powder
1/4 cup Dutch Processed Cocoa (I like Valrhona )
1 heaping tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves

1 cup Canadian Maple Syrup
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup O.J.
Splash of Vanilla
2 egg whites

Pre-heat oven to 325 F.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the first 6 dry ingredients.
In another mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until slightly foamy. Then add the other 4 wet ingredients to the egg whites.
Pour wet into dry and gently fold ingredients together, until just mixed through.

Spray an 8x8 baking dish with your favorite cooking spray, and spread mixture into dish evenly.
Sprinkle top with more cinnamon, and bake in oven for 30 minutes.
Let cool and cut into squares to enjoy.


  1. My boys play hs lacrosse. We are constantly looking for high protein snacks for the bus, pre and post game and workout and tournament days. These look great! I will be making a batch tomorrow, thanks.

    1. Sounds good. Let me know what you think!

  2. Replies
    1. Hey Bo,
      The scoop in my protein powder measures just under 1/4 cup.