Thursday, August 6, 2009

Cinnamon Raisin Bars (Precision Nutrition)

Here is my new favorite POST WORKOUT protein bar from Precision Nutrition.

2 cups rolled oats
8 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
1 cup raisins (be creative here!, we have used dried cherries and dried cranberries as well!)
1-1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
1 tbsp Olive oil or flax oil
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
Splenda or Stevia, to taste (about 1/2 cup or 10-15 packets)
(I also like to add a 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts to the recipe but that is up to you.)

In a clean, dry blender, process 1 cup of rolled oats into flour (blend on medium for about 1 minute). Stir together the following ingredients in a large bowl: oat flour, remaining rolled oats (1 cup), raisins, protein powder, Splenda, cinnamon, salt. Stir the applesauce and vanilla extract together with eh dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Use some elbow grease people!

Cut 8-10 squares of aluminum foil depending on how big you want the bars to be. Lightly coat the interior with an olive oil cooking spray. Spoon out an equal portion of the mixture into each foil square, and roll them into a bar shape. Fold them like tamales (takes practice, be patient! it is so worth it!) 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.

Bake the bars in the foil in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 16-20 min (I ALWAYS COOK FOR ONLY 16 MIN, ANY LONGER AND A GOOD CHANCE THEY WILL BE VERY DRY, I WILL TAKE GOOEY OVER DRY ANY DAY!)

If you want any further awesome recipes you can get it from the Gourmet Nutrition cookbook. Click the picture below to order if interested.


  1. These are one of my faves too!!! I'll do 2/3 of the recipe and still make 8 or so -- only around 205 calories, but loaded with goodness!


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