1/4 - 1/2 c. organic natural peanut butter (butter)
1/2 c. packed brown sugar (one cup)
2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
2 Tbsp. honey
2 c. old-fashioned oats
1 c. almond flour or 50/50 of almond and coconut flour (enriched flour)
2 Tbsp. protein powder, optional (added in, recipe did not call for this - I prefer AdvoCare's MUSCLE GAIN)
2 Tbsp. unsweetened coconut (added in, recipe did not call for this)
1 tsp. cinnamon (I usually omit - my girls are not fans of cinnamon)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. carob chips or dark chocolate chips (raisins - not a fan in baked goods)
2-3 Tbsp. Almond Milk or Water, if needed
In a large bowl, beat peanut butter and brown sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Add egg; beat well. Stir in flax and honey. In a small bowl, combine oats, flour cinnamon and baking soda...protein powder also; stir into creamed mixture just until blended. Add almond milk or water if it seems too dry. Gently stir in chips.
Press into an 11 x 7 in baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 14-18 minutes or until set edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
This recipe's nutrition facts if made WITHOUT changes - 6 g fat, 28 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.