Monday, June 25, 2012

Banana Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

Can I just mention how much I love the Olympics! As I was baking this evening I was watching the swimming Olympic Trials and being a retired swimmer it makes me miss the sport so very much. I've decided that I will live vicariously through the very talented athletes! However, all this swimming made me hungry so I decided to bake at least something good for y'all.

Banana Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

1 1/2 c. gluten free baking mix

2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. salt

1 1/2 Tbsp. honey

1 egg

1 1/4 c. almond milk

1 banana, mashed

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 c. dark chocolate chips

Directions: Measure and mix together dry ingredients in a bowl (first 5 ingredients). 

In a separate bowl mix together the wet ingredients (the remaining ingredients besides the chocolate chips). 

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips, you may need mix these with some flour so they don't all fall to the bottom while baking. Pour into a oiled baking dish (11x7 in.) and sprinkle with cinnamon if you would like.

 Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Let cool and cut into 15 squares. Store in an airtight container.

 These are a bit different in texture since they are not cookie/brownie bar. They have their own personality, and are a great snack during the day! Enjoy :)

I know I will be eating these the next few days watching the swimming Olympic Trials thinking about what it would be like to be an Olympian...oh to dream... ;)