How To Make Protein Flapjacks

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It’s no secret that in order to build muscle, you have to get your fill of protein. How? We traditionally think of protein shakes, protein bars, eggs, oatmeal, almonds and chicken breast. Of course, these are great sources of protein and form the basis of a well-balanced diet. Most of them even taste great! But - we’ll be the first to say - few taste as good as protein flapjacks. We even made a PRO 2GO FLAPJACK bar because we love snacking on them so much! Packed (and we mean packed!) with important nutrients they taste so good that you might mistake these decadent bars for a cheat meal.

Don’t worry, no need to feel guilty.

What are protein flapjacks?

Protein flapjacks are just as dense and delicious as the bars you ate as a kid with your tea. The only difference? They’re actually good for you.

There’s an endless list of protein flapjack recipes. According to Google, there’s upwards of 700,000! In each of these recipes, athletes and foodies try to mimic the sweet, buttery taste of flapjacks without... well…sugar or butter. Also on the list of no-no ingredients: salt. It’s impossible to generalise what goes in to a ‘typical’ recipe bar one ingredient: protein powder.

From that starting point, you have the freedom to add whatever you’d like. Do you love walnuts? Add some! Coconut flakes? Go for it! Dates? Knock yourself out.

We’ll give you some more ideas later on in the article.

What are the benefits?

As we’ve mentioned, it’s no secret that protein is vital in building and maintaining muscle. We’ve got another not-so-secret secret to divulge: most tray bakes have hardly any protein.

The pastries and traditional flapjacks that we all grew up with (and loved) are carb-heavy and, instead of giving you a metabolic boost, they create a spike in your blood sugar levels that quickly drop. This leaves you feeling tired and hungry. Not exactly what you want from a snack!

By ditching the carbs and instead introducing protein into your midday treat, you’ll set yourself up for a much more successful day. Your body will get to work repairing muscles and your mind will be sharper. The protein in the flapjacks will also ward off hunger and help with weight loss and maintenance. Put simply, you won’t feel so tempted to have a(nother) snack.

Standard Recipe

With protein flapjacks, you’re replacing all the fat and sugar that’s in traditional flapjacks with healthy substitutes. That means you’re getting rid of butter, sugar, syrup and salt and instead using honey or agave nectar, rolled oats, peanut butter and protein powder.

Here’s our favourite recipe.

You’ll need:

  • 120 grams rolled oats
  • 100 grams peanut butter
  • 60 grams ULTRA WHEY
  • 125-150 grams almond, soy, coconut or skim milk
  • 15 grams honey or agave nectar
  • Coconut oil or spray

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 190 degrees C (gas mark 5)
  2. Mix the ULTRA WHEY and rolled oats together in a large mixing bowl
  3. Add the milk and peanut butter and stir until the mixture is smooth
  4. Add the honey or agave nectar and stir
  5. Spray or drizzle coconut oil evenly on a baking tray
  6. Spread the mixture evenly on the baking tray
  7. Cook for 10-12 minutes
  8. Let cool, cut into squares and enjoy!

As we’ve said, feel free to add nuts and fruits to taste. These extras will also help make the bar crunchy or chewy, depending on your preference.

Although these are quite easy to make and don’t take longer than 15 minutes, it’s always a good idea to prepare and bake them in bulk. If you wrap your bars in cling film and pop them in an airtight freezer bag, they’ll be good for two weeks. All you have to do is defrost them!

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