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Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

When life gives you dark chocolate chips, you make Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Protein Bars. My dark chocolate binge started with my Almond Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Muffins. Then it made it’s way to my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies, and now it has landed here. Trust me, this is not the last chocolate recipe. I still have chocolate chips left to use. 

Calories: 155     Fat: 4G     Net Carbs: 18G     Protein: 9G

oatmeal chocolate cranberry protein bar

oatmeal chocolate cranberry protein bars

I have always tried to convince myself that I am not a busy person. I constantly tell myself I can do all of the things I want by simply having a great plan with a schedule that actually works. The reality is I AM BUSY. I do a lot throughout each and every day. I work in an industry that can be very demanding of my time. I am a fitness fanatic. I workout on a very consistent basis and have no plans to compromise that frequency at all in the near future. I have a buzzing personal life. I love to go out to dinners, movies, happy hours, and many more activities with the people I care about. All of this is possible because I PLAN AHEAD and SCHEDULE. 

oatmeal chocolate cranberry protein bars

oatmeal chocolate cranberry protein bars

Recipes like this allow my planning and scheduling to flourish. These bars are quick and easy to prepare. They are also super convenient for those of us who are constantly on-the-go. My typical day starts at 4:30 AM with a morning workout. I then shower and arrive at work around 7:15AM. I have no time to put together a protein smoothie in the morning, let alone, cook breakfast. I need recipes like this that travel well and are of course delicious.
oatmeal chocolate cranberry protein bars
oatmeal chocolate cranberry protein bars

 

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Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

Oatmeal Cranberry Dark Chocolate Chip bars loaded with protein. Perfect for breakfast or as a healthy protein packed snack!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon organic coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons egg whites
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/5 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl, mix.
  • Combine the wet ingredients in a bowl, mix.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients in a larger mixing bowl. Fold in the chocolate chips and cranberries. Stir well to combine.
  • Spray a baking pan/small casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes. (Mine were ready right at 15 minutes)
  • Allow to cool.
  • Cut into bars.
  • Serve!
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Jovan

Tuesday 22nd of September 2020

Amazing and delicious!! I've been eating the bars all week for breakfast. They're great for meal prep and stay moist and delicious. The little sweetness of chocolate and cranberries is perfect for keeping me sustained throughout the day without any crashing like other sugary bars. Love them!!

staysnatched

Thursday 24th of September 2020

I'm so glad you enjoy them!

Laura Parrish

Thursday 27th of August 2020

I am a delivery driver and need a quick easy lunch. I have spentso much money on healthy breakfast bars-these bad boys are a GAME CHANGER! So good, I know exactly what is in them, and are beyond convenient. Thanks for another bomb recipe!

staysnatched

Saturday 29th of August 2020

You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed them.

Amber Bennett

Thursday 23rd of February 2017

Can't wait to make these!

cakespy

Tuesday 21st of February 2017

Looks like a perfect, high energy (and highly delicious) snack! I love oats and cranberries. Chocolate never hurts!

Dannii

Monday 20th of February 2017

Cranberry and chocolate is such a delicious combination. These look like a really tasty breakfast