Breakfast Blondie Protein Bars

Breakfast Blondie Protein Bars are a healthy, yet tasty breakfast treat packed full of fiber and protein! 

20 weeks. 

Can you believe it? That means I am halfway through my pregnancy!!!! 

Part of me feels like it has taken a long time to get here, but the other half feels like it has gone by super fast. Either way, we are on a good steady course for getting the demo completed in time for the baby. Because honestly that’s all I care about at the moment. 

Besides working on the house I am starting to think of meals to make before Baby G arrives. I really want to have all the food prepped by 35 to 37 weeks just to be safe. So, do you have an freezer meal recommendations? You guys know that we aren’t picky eaters so any ideas would be great! 

Speaking of food prep, I recently made these Breakfast Blondie Protein Bars and they are to die for. In my first trimester I craved sweets, but that has dialed down quite a bit in the second trimester. Which is why I am loving these bars. Packed full of delicious toasted nuts, peanut butter, flaxseed and for additional protein Vital Proteins powder. 

I’ve use their protein powder in my smoothies so figured they would make a great addition to these blondie bars. I definitely recommend making a big batch because Mr. B and I gobbled these suckers quick, fast and a hurry! 

Breakfast Blondie Protein Bars

Ingredients:

  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 scoop of Vital Proteins powder
  • 3 large eggs

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8X8 baking dish with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray for extra insurance.
  2. In a medium skillet preheated to medium heat melt the butter and then add the chopped pecans and almonds. Brown the butter for about five to six minutes. Once the butter starts to turn brown, strain the butter through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl. Set the nuts aside until ready to use.
  3. In the bowl with the brown butter add the peanut butter, maple syrup, flaxseed, vanilla, kosher salt, baking powder and Vital Proteins powder. Stir to combine. Next, add the eggs one at a time. Keep whisking until the batter becomes smooth and glossy. Reserve a 1/3 cup of the nuts and place the remaining nuts into the batter. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. Top with batter with remaining nuts.
  5. Bake the bars for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let them cool completely before slicing an serving.
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