Found this recipe in a magazine that I absolutely love to read! The Oxygen magazine is a great fitness/clean eating magazine that I can't wait to get each week! I always could use a little chocolate and this sounded amazing! So here is my suggestion! Make sure that you use this as a pre-workout snack! It's high in carbs and fat but when doing an intense workout you will burn right through it and it will give you fuel to push through! I wouldn't recommend eating this in the evening as a snack!
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup whole-grain flour
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- 2 oz dark chocolate covered espresso beans (70% or higher cocoa content)
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla or almond extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix with a wooden spoon to combine. Spread mixture evenly in a 9x9 baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden around the edges. Let cool and slice into 8 bars. Serve or refrigerate for later.
|Dark chocolate Espresso Granola Bars|
Nutrients per serving:
Calories: 240, Total fats: 13g, Saturated fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 110 mg, total carbs: 26g, Dietary fiber: 2g, Sugars: 7g, Protein: 8g, Iron 2mg.
Labels: pre-workout perk, Pre-workout snack