Have you tried Quaker’s Banana Nut Oatmeal with Protein?
Each oatmeal packet is loaded with 10 grams of protein, yummy banana, nuts and oats and it’s usually what I have for breakfast during the week when I get to work. So, I was brainstorming and trying to create some protein bars for my son as a quick snack and I came up with these Peanut Butter Banana Nut Oatmeal (No Bake) Protein Bars.
Speaking of brainstorming, it’s also a coincidence that ‘protein’ just happens to also be a vital brain food, so I’m like a genius or something! 🙂 *Wishful thinking!*
Protein is also an important component of every cell in the body. Our hair and nails are mostly made of protein. Protein builds and repairs tissues in our bodies and is important in building our bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. To find out more, you can go here for “12 Amazing Protein Benefits” for more interesting facts.
So, what I did was make a 9×9 pan of these little cuties and the whole pan ended up having 92 grams of protein. Depending on how you cut them, will depend on how many grams you have in each square or bar. I liked them smaller, for easy popping, so for 25 little squares, and I got almost 4 grams of protein in each square.
Are you a healthy snack person? You might like these yummy nom noms!
Anyways, these are great for a little snack or treat for a healthy boost of energy and protein. The crunchy peanut butter and banana nut oatmeal taste really good with the honey and they are super simple to make.
Here’s the recipe! Enjoy!
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- ½ cup honey
- 4 1/2 Banana Nut Protein Oatmeal Packets
Line a 9x9 pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray.
Melt the peanut butter and honey together until smooth, either in the microwave or stove top. Combine peanut butter/honey mixture with banana protein oats and press into the prepared pan.
Place in refrigerator until set. Cut into squares or bars.