High Protein Banana Oat Bars

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Is there anything better than baking on a rainy Sunday?

I actually don't think there is.

Over the weekend I decided to spend a day baking to help ease the gloom of Sydney's impending winter season. Kevin requested that I bake something that's high in protein because heaven forbid he loose any more muscle mass. So I started researching high protein baked treats, and by the time I effed up twice, I finally got this one right. Cakey in texture and nutty in taste, these baked bars of high protein deliciousness yielded 10 decent portions.

High Protein Banana Oat Bars

You will need: 1/2 cup of almond meal

1 1/2 cups of rolled oats

1 cup of chocolate protein shake powder (use a dairy free type if you wish)

1/2 cup of unsweetened shaved or desiccated coconut

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons coconut oil

2 tablespoons of peanut butter

2 mashed bananas

1/2 cup of pure maple syrup

2 eggs (or replace with a little extra banana to keep the recipe vegan)

1/2 cup of Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk

Preheat fan forced oven to 150 degrees C

In a bowl combine the dry ingredients and mix well.

Add the wet ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until properly combined.

Pour the batter into a sprayed and  lined 8" square cake tin. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of dry oats over the top of the batter.

Bake for approximately 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into centre of cake comes out clean.

Rest cake in pan for 10 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack, and cool. Or if you're anything like me, don't wait and have a nibble while they're hot. Yummericious!