How To Make: High Protein, Low Cal Granola Bars

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Nov. 28, 2013

Searching for a portable, clean, high protein snack to eat after a workout or on the go, I could not find a low sugar, high protein granola bar recipe. I found a few recipes and made them to my liking but felt like they were too heavy or not sweet enough. I decided to try making my own and after 3 attempts, have finally created a keeper. It has a perfect 3:1 carb to protein ratio frequently recommended to have after a strength workout.


Rolled oats 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) ((or old fashioned))
Almond meal 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Whey protein powder 2 Tablespoon
Shredded coconut 3 Tablespoon
Unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Honey 2 Tablespoon
Ripe banana 1 Medium , mashed
Whole almonds 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (Optional)
Golden raisins 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (Optional)



1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.


2. In a large bowl add all the ingredients and mix well till it combines well.

3. Pour into the baking tray and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool and set before slicing.


4. Serve this as snack or breakfast or post workout.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 214Calories from Fat 61

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g10.8%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 29 mg1.21%

Total Carbohydrates 30 g10%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 8 g

Protein 9 g18%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet