As a dairy-free cook who is also a marathon runner, I know what it's like to crave something healthy and fortifying that is also tasty after a hard workout or a long run. These bars are easy to make and prepared with healthy fats and protein, which is essential in helping muscles recover after serious exercise, and, best of all, they're dairy-free and egg-free!
Makes 12-16 bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
- 1 cup dairy-free soy protein powder
- 2 cups quick-cooking oats
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- ¼ cup wheat germ
- 2 t. baking powder
- ½ t. salt
- 2 cups chopped dried fruit, such as raisins, apricots, berries
- 1 cups plain, unsweetened soy yogurt
- 2/3 cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup apple juice
- 2/3 cups natural unsalted peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
- 1/4 cup Egg Replacer mixed with 1/2 cup hot water
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly oil a 9” x 13” baking dish.
2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, sift together the protein powder, oats, flour, wheat germ, baking powder and salt. Mix in the dried fruit until evenly distributed. Set aside.
3. In another mixing bowl, mix together the soy yogurt, maple syrup, apple juice, peanut butter and Egg Replacer mixture using an electric hand mixer until well combined. In 2-3 additions, add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing until just combined spread into the prepared dish and bake for 35 minutes, or until golden brown and set. Allow to cool completely on a wire cooling rack before cutting into bars.