And the quest for portable protein-y breakfast continues...these bars don't look that appetizing, but they do taste good! They can be made really quickly in the evening and then they just refrigerate overnight and await you eating them in the morning.
They have a hefty 23 grams of protein and only 260 calories each. The only downside, which is not that big of a deal, is you have to eat these with a fork. They are pretty sticky and gloppy and would be impossible to eat by hand. I really like the consistency though; it is kind of like pudding and the oats get really soft so it's not hard to chew. And I guess the Jello pudding isn't exactly health food, but hey, you can't win on every count every time...
You can see the original recipe here (I have no idea why it is named "Magic Punt's Meat Replacement Bars" on food.com...).
Easy Pudding Protein Bars
1 small box Jello instant sugar free/fat free pudding mix
8 scoops chocolate protein powder
3 cups quick oats
2 cups milk
Mix all ingredients together and scoop into 8x8 pan. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Cut into 8 bars. Put each section into individual tupperware containers if you want to eat it on the go. Pack yourself a spork and power up on the road!