Good morning, good afternoon or good evening depending on what time you’re reading this! I’ve got an exciting recipe review for you today, but before we get started, I wanted to give Jenn a big shout out for hosting!
Remember a few weeks ago, I did THIS post on clean eating my way, which included eating less processed foods and making more homemade items? Well, I’ve been fairly successful in doing just that. One of those items I’ve been making homemade instead of buying are granola bars. I love granola bars (you can check out a post I did ages ago where I profess my love for granola bars HERE)! They’re SO tasty and so convenient!
For my first ever attempt at making them homemade, I used Amanda’s recipe for Soft and Chewy Protein Granola Bars. I decided to start with these because the recipe seemed super simple and I had ALL the ingredients on hand already. Plus, the soft and chewy part of the title really caught my eye – I definitely prefer the soft and chewy texture over a crunchy granola bar by far.
Low and behold, I loved them! They most certainly did not disappoint, and represent everything I love in a granola bar – soft and chewy, moist, filled with protein, gluten free, not overly sweet and they contain some chocolate. Perfection in one bite! Oh and lets not forget, they’re a carb lovers dream come true!
I’ve enjoyed these bars so much that I’ve made them about 3-4 times already. I typically whip up a batch over the weekend and bring them with me to work throughout the week to have as my morning snack.
FYI…with this batch of bars, the only thing I did differently was I used chocolate protein powder instead of vanilla, and that’s only because I ran out of the vanilla flavor. They still turned out delicious! And in case you were wondering, the type of protein powder I used was PlantFusion Protein Powder, which worked really well in these bars.
Bottom line, if you haven’t tried making these granola bars, you definitely must give them a go, so be sure and check out the recipe HERE! Oh and I give you fair warning, they are super addicting! I have been known to eat more than one in one day! ;-)
Have you ever tried making homemade granola bars?
Do you prefer a soft/chewy granola bar or a crunchy one?
What are your favorite granola bar add-ins?