Crispy Protein-Fortified Rice Treats

Crispy Protein-Fortified Rice Treats
  • Yield:6 servings
  • Difficulty:Easy
  • Time:30 minutes

We can begin with this statement: Remember those original prepackaged crispy rice treats you ate when you were little? Well, these knock those right out of the park! Why? They taste WAY better, they’re really easy to make, and they’re actually good for you! They taste positively delectable, a fact that cannot be understated.

In place of sugar or marshmallows, we will use raw honey which is amazing for your immune system for so many reasons. Raw honey has so many benefits, almost too many to list! Honey that doesn’t say “Raw” on the label loses many of the benefits that it’s famous for when it gets heated in the pasteurization process. Raw honey is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and polyphenols which do a million and one good things inside your body, like fighting cancer. Locally sourced raw honey is the best especially you have allergies because it helps you build immunity against the plant-based allergens specific to your location. Honey also is a great pre and post-workout fuel because studies have shown that honey stands up well to glucose for athletic performance with both resistance training and endurance exercise (1).

You should be able to find locally made raw honey in your supermarket; it could be beside the regular honey or in the health food section. You may also find it at a farm stand and you will definitely find it in a health food store. I don’t mean to beat it to death but make sure it says “Raw” on the label, not “natural” or “pure”. You can also find the coconut oil and the stevia at the health food store or baking section of the supermarket. Note: don’t feed honey to babies under 1 year old; their systems are not mature enough to handle it.

Ingredients for the Pancakes:

  • 2 scoops of vanilla EFX Sports Pure Whey
  • 2 cups rice cereal (preferably organic if available)
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. baking stevia sweetener
  • 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • 3 tbsp. organic chocolate chips (70-80% cocoa)

Directions:

Put the whey protein and rice cereal in a bowl and mix with a spoon. In a smaller bowl, combine the peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until melted. Pour it into the rice cereal and mix well. Add to a pan or glass dish that is about 8”x6” wide and then use a spatula to flatten the top. In a small bowl, melt the chocolate chips until they are liquefied and drizzle over the top of the mixture. Put into the fridge for 20-30 minutes then cut… and have at ‘em!

Nutrition:

Calories: 288
Protein: 12.6 g
Fat: 15.5 g
Carbs: 26.4 g
Fiber: 1.6 g