Grains & Pasta

Nutty Maple-Cinnamon Bars

You will gobble up these nutty maple cinnamon bars. They're easy to bake and, and they make a great snack or dessert.

Servings
6
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
18 min
Duration
45 min

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats, divided

  • 3 tbsp unsalted almonds

  • 4 scoops vanilla protein powder

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • ½ tsp sea salt

  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

  • 4 tbsp pure maple syrup

  • Olive oil cooking spray

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. In a clean, dry blender, process ½ cup rolled oats into oat flour; blend on medium for about 1 minute. In a large bowl, stir together prepared oat flour, remaining ½ cup rolled oats, almonds, protein powder, cinnamon and salt. Then combine applesauce, vanilla and maple syrup together with dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

3. Cut 6 squares of aluminum foil into 4 x 8-inch pieces. Lightly coat the interior with cooking spray. Spoon out an equal portion of mixture onto each foil square, and roll them into a bar shape. Fold them like tamales, folding the ends over to prevent spillage. You can flatten them into bar shapes if you want to avoid a tube-shaped bar.

4. Bake foil-wrapped bars on baking sheet in preheated oven for 16 to 18 minutes. Do not overcook.

Tip: Store the leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge!

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 Bar
  • Calories 213
  • Carbohydrate Content 29 g
  • Cholesterol Content 23 mg
  • Fat Content 4 g
  • Fiber Content 3 g
  • Protein Content 15 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 189 mg
  • Sugar Content 14 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 2 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 1 g