This weekend I went snowshoeing with my boyfriend and decided to make him some protein bars for the trip. I used my tried and tested granola bar recipe and worked on a new creation raw bar from researching other recipes I found online. I love the home made granola bar, it is such a flexible recipe, you can really change the flavour every time you make them and they are really nice a crunchy. You can add your favourite protein powder and a little extra coconut oil or leave them the way they are. They are much healthier than store bought ones and really easy to make.
The raw/uncooked protein bar is nice and easy to make too and tastes surprisingly good! Perfect post workout or as a meal replacement to go.
Oven 325 degrees
9×9 pan lined with parchment paper
You can shift around these ingredients depending on what you have or prefer. Add 1/4 cup of protein powder with an extra tablespoon of oil for a protein granola bar.
1/4 cup Nut Butter of your choice: Almond, Cashew, Sunflower, Peanut ect.
1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
3 tablespoon Honey or Maple Syrup
3 1/2 tablespoon Brown Rice Syrup or Molasses
1 tablespoon Vanilla
1 tablespoon Coconut Sugar
Mix in a bowl 3 cups total of:
1 1/2 cups Puffed Rice/Kamut/Quinoa
1/2 cup Kamut or Rye Flakes
1 1/2 cups Rolled Oats
1/3 cup dried juice sweetened Cranberries or other dried fruit like goji berries, blueberries, cherries, pineapple, apricots or raisins
1/4 cup raw Pumpkin Seeds
1/3 cup raw or toasted Sunflower Seeds
1 teaspoon Cinnamon *optional
Warm nut butter, honey, brown rice syrup, vanilla, and coconut sugar until sugar has melted.
Mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
Pour warm onto op the dry and mix well.
Once well coated, spread the mixture into your pan. Press down with a spatula or oiled hands then bake for about 25 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before removing to cut. Bars will crisp up over a few hours.
Note: Mix up your ingredients! Add coconut ribbons or chopped up banana chips for different flavours.
Raw Protein Bars
1/2 cup Chopped Pistachios
1/2 cup Pumpkin Seeds
1/2 cup Coconut Flour
1/4 cup Vanilla Protein Powder
2 tablespoon Hemp Seeds
2 tablespoon Chia Seeds
1/3 cup Goji Berries
1/3 cup Coconut Flakes
1 Vanilla Bean or 1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/3 cup Almond or Hemp Milk
1/3 cup Coconut Oil
1/4 cup Honey
2 teaspoon Cinnamon
Pinch of Sea Salt
Mix all ingredients together and press into a square pan. Chill in refrigerator for approximately 1 hour. Slice into desired sized bar.
Store in the refrigerator or freezer until the day you plan to eat one.