No-Bake Peanutty Oat Bars

Portions:
10

Serving Size:
1 bar

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Heart Healthy

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats, dry
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whey protein powder
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Preparation

  1. Line a 5 x 7-inch or 8-inch square baking dish with wax or parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together oats, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl mix protein powder, peanut butter and agave nectar; stir until smooth.
  4. Mix the oats with peanut butter mixture until well blended.
  5. Pat mixture evenly into lined baking pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and pat down evenly. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  6. Cut into 5 sections then in half for 10 bars. If desired, wrap each bar in plastic wrap. Keep refrigerated until ready to eat or carry on the go.

Helpful hints

  • Honey may be substituted for agave syrup.
  • You may substitute almond butter for peanut butter but may need to add an additional tablespoon of almond butter or agave nectar/honey for the mixture to stick together
  • Substitute dried cranberries or cherries for chocolate chips.
  • Vanilla or unflavored protein powder can be used.
  • The amounts of peanut butter and chocolate chips used in this bar are acceptable for a kidney diet.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 275

Protein 8 g

Carbohydrates 26 g

Fat 9 g

Cholesterol 9 mg

Sodium 102 mg

Potassium 173 mg

Phosphorus 120 mg

Calcium 29 mg

Fiber 2.6 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat (protein)
  • 1 starch
  • 1/2 high-calorie
  • 1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices

2

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