I’ve been on the go quite a bit lately- between work and classes I’m not home much during the day. I can only drink a Super Protein or eat a Giant Snickerdoodle so many days in a row… so I decided to make some somewhat healthy food that would keep me full for hours. Peanut butter granola bars with whey protein, wheat germ, and flaxseed oil definitely do that.

I found a recipe on All Recipes that serves as the base for these granola bars. I simply changed them from cinnamon raisin to peanut butter chocolate and added a few things.

First, combine the oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, whey protein powder, flour, and salt in a large bowl.

Create a well in the middle, and pour the egg, vanilla, peanut butter, flaxseed oil, and honey into the center. Stir until well-combined.

Roughly chop up the chocolate chips.

Add them to the mixture and combine.

Flatten the mixture into a greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Let cool for about ten minutes and cut into bars. Don’t wait too long because they’ll cut too hard to cut! Enjoy 🙂



2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp whey protein powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup honey
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup flaxseed oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup coursely chopped chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously grease a 9×13 inch baking pan. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, whey powder, flour, and salt. Make a well in the center, and pour in the honey, egg, oil, peanut butter, and vanilla. Mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips. Pat the mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bars begin to turn golden at the edges. Cool for 5 minutes, then cut into bars while still warm. Do not allow the bars to cool completely before cutting, or they will be too hard to cut.