Most protein bars can be an appealing label for a Snickers bar that has a little bit of extra protein thrown into it. Protein bars can often be coated in all different types of artificial sugars, making them yummy but sans health. The average protein bar has 40g of carbs, 10g of fat, and 20g of protein. However, when you look into the carbs, the majority of it is made up of some type of processed food and sugar.
Save your macronutrients and make your own protein bar. Below we have a recipe for easy, homemade protein bars that you’ll to enjoy.
Health Protein Bars | Yields 16
Calories: 124 | Carbs: 12g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup rolled oats
2 Tbsp coconut oil
½ cup natural almond butter
¼ cup organic honey
½ tsp vanilla extract
organic chocolate chips or cacao chips (optional)
- Add in protein powder, cinnamon, and oats into a food processor and blend until powder.
- Melt the coconut oil on the stove and add in almond butter, honey, and vanilla until smooth
- Mix in with dry ingredients. Add in a few tablespoons of water until mixture is moist.
- Line a 8 x 8 dish. Put in protein bar mixture and sprinkle with chocolate chips and sea sat.
- Place in the freezer for 30 minutes, then serve. Keep packages in the fridge
Pack one in your bag, get lifting, and enjoy!
*Recipe inspired by sweetpeasandsaffron
*Credit Nikita Tiffany. Follow @niki.eats for more cool food action!