This is a recipe that I have adapted over a few years of training and racing, and you can amend however you need, but I find this to be the best!! This is SO simple, and they keep well in the freezer for a long supply of recovery snacks when you struggle to find something. And because you made it, you know EXACTLY what is in it.
1 1/2 cups protein powder (I prefer chocolate, and use Evolve Incredible Whey)
2 cups raw oats
1 x 375mL jar honey
1 x 500g jar peanut butter (crunchy or smooth, up to you!)*
Put the dry ingredients into a large bowl (a bit bigger than the one I used would be best!) and the honey and peanut butter into a microwave safe bowl.
Melt honey and peanut butter together in the microwave, it takes about 2 minutes in winter, a little less in summer if the honey is warmer.
Add oats and protein powder to bowl and stir madly before it sets!
Line a dish/tray with baking paper and pour mixture in. Use another sheet of baking paper to press down into an even layer. If you don’t use the baking paper it all sticks to your hands!!
Once set in the fridge it doesn’t make your hands dirty. It’s a slightly sweet peanut treat that has a good amount of protein immediately post training and can handle being stashed in your bag for a couple of hours. Unlike a big M, because we all know chocolate milk is the BEST, but this isn’t a bad substitute!
Makes: 26 bars @ 220cal each
This might differ a little bit based on the peanut butter, honey and protein powder that you use, but not by much.
*I try sometimes to be a martyr and use “all natural” peanut butter or something like that… but then the kraft is on special and whatever, I only use them after training sessions anyway!