Sometimes I like to grab a protein bar from the health food store. I have a habit of reading the labels on everything and after studying the ingredients list on many different bars I decided I would put together a protein bar recipe that combines all the ingredients I like. This is dead simple to make and even husbands and kids will like them. I promise!

 

Love Your Body Protein Bars

1 1/2 cups organic pitted dates
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 – 2 cups hot water
1 1/2 cups oat flour
4 scoops organic plain rice protein powder
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup organic 100% pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons coconut oil
2 organic free-range eggs
2 tablespoons almond butter

Add the dates, bicarbonate of soda and 1 cup of hot water to a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes or until the dates have broken down and are soft. Add more water if needed to keep the date mixture really moist.
Lightly beat the eggs and combine with all the remaining ingredients.
Add the softened mushy date mixture to the rest of the ingredients and combine really well with a wooden spoon.
Pour the mixture into a greased square or rectangle baking dish.
Bake in a pre-heated moderate oven (180 deg C) for 20-25 minutes or until the date bars are firm in the middle.
Allow to cool and cut into 12 bar sized pieces.
Store in an air tight container or give as a gift to a friend or loved one.