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Katie's Super Energy Protein Power Bars
By:  Katie McMahon   (2014/06/13)

Ever want to try your hand at making your own training bars? Here is the recipe I have been using for years! I first came across this recipe in the Ottawa Citizen a couple of years ago and it actually originates from an Ottawa Dragon Boat team called the Galley Girls. Since then, I have adapted it to become my own and without fail I make them for every race weekend and training camp. These bars a pleasantly filling and full of energy! I eat them during and after many workouts :)

Katie's Super Energy Protein Power Bars

In a large bowl combine:

2 cups quick cooking oats

2 cups whole wheat flour

2 cups dark chocolate chips

1 cup pumpkin seeds

1 cup flax seeds

1 cup wheat germ (*or if you are like me add some chocolate protein powder instead)

cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1 T cinnamon

2 tsp salt

*dried cherries, cranberries or apricots (my little addition)

In a small bowl combine:

cup water

cup blackstrap molasses

cup canola oil

cup honey

1 cup milk

Mix liquid ingredients into dry making sure to combine well.

Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Dump the entire bowl onto the cookie sheet.

Place parchment paper on top and pat or roll with rolling pin until flat and firm. It should fill the entire cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Once cooked cut into bars.

The finished product

A delicious and nutritious during or pre or post workout snack. I approve!

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