Protein bars with banana, dates and chocolate

Although I’ve been a gym goer for sometime now, I’ve stepped up my game to achieve a new goal. This means I’m being really stringent on my diet. As part of this new regime I’m increasing my protein intake throughout the day and have been looking at tastier and more convenient ways to do this than just protein shakes and steaks for breakfast.

I’ve created these protein bars as a convenient way to get a healthy protein boost. They contain oats for slow release carbohydrates and banana, dates and dark chocolate for both flavour and nutrition.

Protein bars

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes


  • 2 ripe bananes;
  • 120g low fat yoghurt;
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 50g clear, runny honey;
  • 100g dates (de-stoned and chopped);
  • 75g wholemeal flour;
  • 1 tsp baking powder;
  • 220g rolled oats;
  • 130g whey protein;
  • 100g sunflower seeds;
  • 75g dark chocolate.


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Then line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper (this allows you to easily remove the tray-baked bars after cooking).
  2. Then in a large bowl mash the bananas. Mix in the remaining wet ingredients (yoghurt, eggs and honey).
  3. Stir in all other ingredients until well combined and pour into the lined baking tray. Make sure you push the mixture well into the corners and smooth the top.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Leave to cool and then cut into slices.
  5. I can get 14 – 16 slices out of this recipe and would recommend not eating more than 2 slices in a pre- or post-gym ‘sitting’.

Protein bars


Protein bars

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