I have been struggling to find a way to eat a healthy, nutritious breakfast when I am rushing out the door at 7:00 am. I juice every morning, but by 9:00 I am hungry and normally craving some type of yummy bar to eat with my coffee. I have yet to find a protein bar that tastes INCREDIBLE, has very low sugar, high protein, is gluten free, low carb, and all completely organic…. without it costing an insane amount. This is the reason I decided to make my own. You may have seen a few variations of this recipe, but I have changed it to my own liking. I have made my version higher in protein and lower in sugar. I AM OBSESSED WITH THESE BARS NOW!!!! You can also use egg replacement if you want to very easily make these completely vegan.
What you’ll need to make 6 bars-
- 1/2 c chickpea flour
- 1 c cooked quinoa
- 1 c oats
- 1/2 c sliced almonds
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp ground flax seeds
- 1/2 c peanut butter or almond butter if you have peanut allergies
- 1/4 c of coconut nectar
- 1/4 c vanilla protein powder
- 1 egg
- 1/2 c applesauce (or mashed banana)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 c craisins
1. Combine applesauce, vanilla, egg, peanut butter and coconut nectar in a small bowl and mix well. 2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until just mixed. 3. Spread onto a greased 8×8 pan or a cookie sheet if you doubled the recipe…. and bake at 375 for 20 min or until golden brown. I use coconut oil to grease my pans. 4. Let cool and cut into 6 bars. 5. Wrap individually if you prefer, and store in the refrigerator.
I doubled the recipe to make it worth my time. 🙂 🙂 🙂
These are ready to go, and easy to grab first thing in the morning. PS: These pair perfectly with some yummy iced coffee.