Lean and Healthy Cereal Bars Recipe

Personally, I am a total granola bar maniac! If possible, I eat one every day as a little treat to myself. Before I found this recipe, I felt guilty for chowing down what was little more than processed, synthetic, low-protein, sugar-filled snacks. Then I found this recipe. Not only do I feel good about what’s in them, the whey protein keeps me feeling satisfied and aids in recovery after a workout. My granola bar guilt is gone!

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do! It’s ready in 30 minutes and makes 8 servings!

Best Eaten: Postworkout

  • 2 cups puffed wheat
  • ½ cup ground almonds or walnuts
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseeds
  • 1 cup vanilla whey protein powder
  • ½ cup dried fruit (cranberries, blueberries or raisins)
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp natural peanut or almond butter
Here’s how you make them:
  1. In a bowl, combine dry ingredients
  2. In a pot, combine syrup and coconut oil. Heat to a simmer. Add vanilla extract and nut butter and then remove from heat. Stir with a fork to blend ingredients.
  3. Add liquid mixture to cereal mixture with a spoon.
  4. Press evenly into an oil 8-by8-inch pan. Let cool in the refrigerator until solid. Cut into 8 squares. Wrap individually and keep frozen for best results.

Nutrients per serving:

Calories: 200, Total fats: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Trans fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 2 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 19 g, Dietary Fiber: 2 g, Sugars: 14 g, Protein: 15 g, Iron: 2 mg.

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About Chris Tse

I’m a scientist turned owner of Blitz Conditioning, a Fitness Columnist at CBC Radio on Thursdays at 8:20 am, and owner of Tse Social Strategy. Follow me on Twitter or Read my full bio.

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