Baked Peanut Butter Bars

Baked Peanut Butter Bars

Baked Peanut Butter Bars

Serves: 9

Happy Friday! We have reached the end of another week! And boy, did this week fly by! It’s really amazing how quickly time passes! I want to thank you all for the wonderful comments and emails yesterday about the upcoming fall recipes! I am so happy that you are excited as I am for some delicious fall treats! I currently have another one baking in the oven while I am typing this! And let me tell you, it smells divine! 🙂

Today’s recipe, although not specifically fall, is made with one of everyone’s all time favorite flavors, PEANUT BUTTER!! As you know, peanut butter is one of my (and the boyfriends) favorite flavors! Luckily it can be turned into a million different delicious recipes anytime throughout the year! To give these amazing bars an even bigger peanut kick, I topped them with some crushed peanuts, which added some nice crunchy texture! Even after the boyfriend and I inhaled every last crumb from this recipe (in 1 1/2 days), he still requested another peanut butter recipe! I guess you could call us peanut butter addicts? 😉

Fit Ingredients

  • 1 1/2c (144g) TVP (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1/2c (60g) peanut flour
  • 1/3c stevia
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4c + 2tbs (96g) egg whites
  • 1/2c coconut milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1tsp peanut butter extract
  • 2 small bananas (~120g), mashed
  • 1 1/2oz (42g) unsalted peanuts, crushed

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  • 7×9 in baking pan
  • non stick spray

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Directions

1) Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.

2) Spray your baking pan with non stick spray.

3) In a bowl mix your dry ingredients: TVP, peanut flour, stevia, baking powder and cinnamon.

4) To your dry ingredients, add in your egg whites, coconut milk, peanut butter extract and vanilla extract. Mix well.

5) Next, add in your mashed bananas. Mix.

6) Even spread your batter into your pan.

7) Topped with crushed peanuts.

8) Bake for 20 minutes.

9) Allow to cool before serving.


And the verdict? They were AMAZING!! They are very similar to breakfast cereal bars! They had the perfect balance of sweetness and peanut butter with that crunchy topping! The boyfriend loved them! He said they went perfectly with tea! And as I always say, if he loves it, it is a true success! We both ate them as pre-workout snacks, afternoon snacks and dessert! I even topped mine with some sweetened ricotta, cacao nibs and coconut flakes for a sweet afternoon snack! Because who doesn’t love peanut butter, chocolate, coconut and cream all in one dish? 😉

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Nutrition: (per 1 out of 9 bars)

Calories: 126.8, Protein: 14.0, Carbs: 10.9, Fat: 3.6 (0g Saturated), Sodium: 19mg, Fiber: 5g (Net Carbs: 5.9g)

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And if you’re like me and in need of some extra calories, you can divide them into 6 larger bars! The nutrition would be as follows (per 1 out of 6 bars):

Calories: 190.2, Protein: 21.0, Carbs: 16.3, Fat: 5.3g (1g Saturated), Sodium: 29mg, Fiber: 7g (net Carbs: 9.3g)

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Comments

  1. nuttyalternatives says:

    Yum!!! what kind of stevia do you use? I noticed a 1/3 c…..

    • I use trader joe’s stevia, but you can use whatever kind you’d like.

      • I usually use the drops and the recipe calls for 1 tsp. That’s what I meant: is the stevia you use different than the drops?

        • I’m sorry, I am a bit confused. The recipe calls for 1/3c stevia and 1 tsp pure vanilla extract. I do not use the drops, I use the powder. You could definitely sub in the drops, but I can’t tell you what the equivalent would be and you may have to adjust your eggs a bit so it doesn’t become too wet or try baking them longer. Let me know how it turns out for you!

          • Sorry to confuse! 🙂 I got it now. I had just never heard of dry, measurable stevia. I’m new to the stevia world and only ever used the drops. Your post inspired me to pick up some today. I have a new bag of stevia to try out now. Thank you! 🙂

          • Haha! That’s great! Let me know how you like it! It definitely took me awhile to get accustomed to the flavor and learning what quantities I liked/didn’t like in my recipes. This is definitely one of those ingredients that comes down to personal preference! Have a great night! 🙂

  2. HOLY MONKEY BALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m making these this weekend, no lie. I love adding TVP to cottage cheese or yogurt to get in extra protein, so i can only imagine the awesome crunch and texture they add to these bars!!
    Can you come live in my kitchen? 😀

    • Haha!! As long as you cover dinner! 😉 And the TVP isn’t crunchy because of the milk, it turns out soft almost like oats would, but I added the peanuts on top for some crunch factor! I have so many flavor combinations of this that I am going to make! I am too excited! And TVP is awesome for added protein and fiber!

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