Cooking With The Lobliners - Episode 1: Easy Bake Homemade Protein Bars

In the very first episode of the Cooking With The Lobliners series Marc & Katie show you how to make delicious Scivation Easy Bake Protein Bars. These bars are simple to prepare and can be taken anywhere for a nutritious snack or post workout meal!

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Posted Sun, 09/28/2014 - 18:18
Brandon Kamins

I'm not sure why it wasn't mentioned in the video, but you have to cook the oatmeal first before putting it into the batter. Otherwise, you'll get cardboard.

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Posted Fri, 02/14/2014 - 15:50
Brett

eating high carb and low fat does not cause diabetes, the theory has been dismissed, and in fact long term low carb diets can lead to diabetes....

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Posted Sat, 12/07/2013 - 01:01
jerry

is it ok to use serious mass and about how many scoops would i use

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Posted Tue, 11/26/2013 - 12:39
Rob S

*le sigh* OK...so people, I'm not going to be mean - but those of you who say this recipe is bad, or makes cardboard protein bars....you need to learn to cook. Sorry, had to be said.

I am eating one of these right now and in fact shared it with my co-workers who loved them. While the recipe that they give is a good start, I think there may have been a mistake (maybe two) that have led to all the down rated comments. So let's go back to cooking 101...

First, I think Marc was right and that it should have been 3 bananas. Without additional ingredients, no way is this going to have enough moisture in it to NOT be dry as last years birds nest. I could tell that from the second I folded in everything. Those oats just sucked up every bit of moisture available.

Second, you all needed to listen to what Katie said...add some water, or almond milk, or Kefir, or Filmoljek (sp?), or Greek Yogurt to the mix if you see it's way to dry. Common sense, here...if you cook something that's already dry...the heat will only dry it out more, making it nearly inedible. I used vanilla Kefir to bring up the moisture content. For the average person, I would suggest plain greek yogurt. It blows up the protein content even more and will make the bars really moist.

Along with that, I also added 2 tsp of coconut oil. This gave the bars a really nice moisture content, helped eliminate the need for the oven spray and gave some really good fats to it. I also added some Hershey's 100% cacao mix. It gives that nice, deep chocolate flavor without the sugar. Add in some walnuts and dried berries (from Nature Box) and this recipe is transformed into a powerhouse snack bar, or pre/post workout bar.

The key to this (and cooking in general) is really common sense. Look at what you are making, if it looks way too dry add moisture to it. Be smart about what you add to it, the more cinnamon you add, the more moisture you will need to add. If you add chia, or cacao, or something like that...add something that will help make the mix to NOT dry out.

Bottom line, this is a great recipe to start with in order and make your own, you just have to know when to deviate from the plan.

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Posted Wed, 02/05/2014 - 14:32
Jason M

Very well said sir, thanks for the tips.

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Posted Tue, 09/03/2013 - 10:58
Olly

What's with all the thumbs down on every comment?, its a good vid, nice to see real people.

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Posted Sat, 08/17/2013 - 14:11
Josh

These were bad. Smelled wonderful when I took them out of the oven, but were almost better than cardboard. Made them and cooked them just like the video and they were still bad. Used better as a paperweight.

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Posted Sun, 07/14/2013 - 18:54
Braedan

Lol funny how half the people who said these taste awful didnt use the right ingredients.. it doesnt call for strawberry or vanilla whey which is why it probably doesnt taste the way you would expect; try using chocolate like the recipe says! Great recipe, just finished them and they taste great! Thanks Lobliners

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Posted Fri, 06/28/2013 - 17:33
Kyle

Nice, giving these a shot. Going to substitute half of the oatmeal for quinoa flakes for an extra protein kick.

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Posted Thu, 05/23/2013 - 03:51
anon

Something to keep in mind..

"J Dairy Sci. 1977 Oct;60(10):1515-8. Related Articles, Links

Solubility and heat stability of whey protein concentrates.

Hidalgo J, Gamper E.

Rennet whey protein concentrates have excellent nutritional properties, but their use in fluid food systems is impaired by the poor heat stability of the protein. Heating whey protein concentrated solutions at neutral pH caused up to 70% losses in solubility. In the absence of added calcium, protein coagulation occurred. near the iso-electric zone whereas in the presence of .03 M calcium chloride, similar protein coagulation occurred in the whole pH range (pH 2 to pH 12). Tryptic hydrolysis of the protein increased the heat stability of whey protein concentrates considerably."

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Posted Fri, 01/17/2014 - 02:49
Fred

What does this mean? Is it good to heat or what?

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Posted Sat, 01/10/2015 - 07:33
Rachelle

Hi, In summary if you heat the protein powder does it become protein content become unstable, does it diminish? Im a very interested as i make a lot of protein bars with whey protein but i am a little confused with your explanation. Thank you :-)

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Posted Sat, 05/11/2013 - 13:57
selina

such a lovely couple

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Posted Tue, 04/16/2013 - 09:48
madmax

This is 10 minutes of my life I will never get back.

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Posted Sat, 04/13/2013 - 05:41
john706152

hmm nice dish :)

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Posted Fri, 02/22/2013 - 18:33
Karl krienke

Does anyone know the Nutritional facts to this? Or i guess the serving size.. i like tracking all my calories.. Or at least try to.

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Posted Sat, 02/02/2013 - 09:10
Ansel

These were disgusting, they smelled and looked fine but tasted like cardboard. I even added apple sauce because I heard that help but it didn't. Do not try to make these, they are an expensive screw-up.

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Posted Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:34
Kristopher Moody

This guy is hilarious. To un-cardboard them I would suggest adding 1/2 cup or 4oz of applesauce and only use 1-1/2 large bananas. I would also use stevia or lo-han for sweetening instead of using Splenda.

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Posted Tue, 10/16/2012 - 09:37
Saffy

The freeze frame on the video seems this whole thing up very well

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Posted Wed, 10/03/2012 - 05:10
Jason

I just made these, today...It tastes like im chewing on cardbard byii...now i need calorie free chocolate icing to put a spread on it

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Posted Tue, 10/02/2012 - 03:41
Jason

Is Pure Vanilla Extract the same as the pure vanilla for your receipe?

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Posted Tue, 09/04/2012 - 13:03
Rajesh Dadwal

Nice Entertaininh/Healthy Video - Here's the list of ingredients everyone asking for:
2-1/2 Cups of Oatmeal
5 Scoops of Scivation Whey - Chocolate Flavour
Cinnamon - 2-3 tbsp
All Natural Peanut Butter - 3 tbsp
2 Bananas and 3 Egg Whites - Mash them
1-2 tbsp of Honey
1 tbsp of Pure Vanilla
Pre-Heat Oven to 350 degrees
Put the mix in the oven for 15-20 mins
Wait for 5 mins and cut to the size you desire.

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Posted Thu, 08/02/2012 - 22:46
Joe

They looked good, smelled good, but kind of tasted like cardboard. I used vanilla protein instead of chocolate though.

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Posted Tue, 06/26/2012 - 10:18
Vinny

C'mon people! Post the ingredients list or better yet, the entire recipe. Not everyone has a computer in their kitchen. Jeesh!

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Posted Fri, 06/08/2012 - 21:10
Amelie

Great recipe and like how simple it is, what would be the nutritional info for them however? Some of my friends are wondering about the nutritional value and I honestly have no idea. Obviously this varies depending on the protein powder as well but a general idea would be appreciated if you have that info available

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Posted Wed, 05/16/2012 - 13:28
Dave

Thanks for the video, but background music is distracting.

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Posted Sun, 05/13/2012 - 07:18
Oyama

You guys rock! Great recipe. I'll be trying this sooner than my wife expects!

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Posted Wed, 05/02/2012 - 20:17
Sheri Reynoldson

These look good. I want to make them and am wondering if I can use a soy protein instead of the whey protein because I am lactose intolerant? Also is there a list of ingredients somewhere for these?

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Posted Tue, 04/17/2012 - 10:19
Garrett

Are the recipes posted somewhere for the full list of ingredients

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Posted Mon, 04/02/2012 - 14:10
Nick

I wish you were my mum marc...

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Posted Sun, 03/18/2012 - 10:15
Eric

Love the video. Kept me entertained. Thank you both.

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Posted Sat, 03/17/2012 - 15:15
Jack

I've just put mine in the oven, they smell really bad but guess they're not cooked yet. Also my ingridents were not all the same e.g. i used strawberry protien shake. But I will update when they are done. Thanks

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Posted Fri, 03/16/2012 - 12:00
Grant

I must tell you that I really enjoyed this video. You guys are great! I look forward to making a batch... hope they're are good as you say.

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Posted Wed, 01/25/2012 - 09:56
Jeff

Great video! Definitely going to give these a shot. Thanks!