Get ready for a delicious snack that is made with oatmeal, protein powder, agave, and some chocolate for some happy measure. No bake, healthy, and way better than store bought! A family hit in our house!
3/4 cup all natural peanut butter
1/3 cup agave
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup protein powder (we used peanut butter and unflavored)
3 tablespoons flaxseed meal
ground cinnamon to taste
mini chocolate chips to taste
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
Use a greased muffin pan for ingredients.
Place the peanut butter, agave, and coconut oil in a medium heatproof bowl. Set the bowl over a saucepan of water and bring the water to a simmer over medium to medium-high heat. (Do not let the water boil, and make sure the water does not touch the bottom of the mixing bowl). Stir and heat until the mixture is smoothly combined. Remove the bowl from the saucepan and turn off the heat.
To the bowl with the peanut butter mixture, add the oats, protein powder, flaxseed, cinnamon, and salt. Stir to combine. The mixture will seem very dry at first but will come together as you stir. It won’t be sticky but should hold together when pressed. If the mixture is still fairly warm, pop the bowl into the fridge for a few minutes to let it cool, then stir in the chocolate chips and raisins. Don’t worry if it melts a little—the bars will still be delicious! Press evenly into the prepared muffin pan and put in the fridge for 1 hour or until firm.
Lift the bars from the pan and ENJOY! Side note—they won’t last long in the house!