Here’s a recipe for No-Cook Healthy Vegan Protein Bars that are packed with enough protein to give your body the boost it needs, while satisfying the sweetness you crave.
These bars are perfect for breakfast, afternoon snack, post-gym or just whenever really! They are very filling and taste absolutely amazing. You will never buy these expensive unhealthy protein bars from the shop again once you try these!
As I’ve mentioned a few times here, I am on a journey to make tasty stuff, but yet still be healthy!
These protein bars have got no added refined sugar to them. The only sweetness is from a dollop of maple syrup, which personally, I can go without! But the maple syrup helps it all bind together!
These bars can be made gluten-free if using certified gluten-free oats and perhaps replace the oat milk for another milk alternative, and these bars can also be made nut-free if you use tahini instead of nut butter.
These no-bake protein bars are quick and easy to make! The hardest part is waiting for them to cool and harden before consuming. What’s even better, these bars cost roughly around $0.20 per bar. That more than 1/4 of the cost of those store-bought bars! I call that a win.
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1/2 cup/125g of oat milk
1 cup/240g all-natural peanut butter (I used chunky, but creamy would do just fine too)
2 teaspoons of maple syrup or another sweetener you have/like
1 cup/120g Vegan vanilla protein powder
2 cups/180g old fashioned oats
1/4 cup chia seeds/45g, whole
1/4 cup flax seeds/ 38g, whole
2 tbsp dark chocolate chips to press on top of the bars (optional), melted chocolate to drizzle, or just leave it plain!
1. In a medium bowl, toss old fashioned oats, flaxseed and chia seeds with whey protein powder. Set aside.
2. In a medium saucepan, combine dairy-free milk, peanut butter and maple syrup over low-medium heat. Stir until the peanut butter is melted and mixed well.
3. Fold in the oat/seed mixture and stir until well combined. Press mixture firmly into a 9×9 pan.
If using, sprinkle dark chocolate chips on top, or drizzle melted chocolate.
4. Put the pan in the fridge to set and harden a bit. About an hour or two. (I cut mine into 9 square bars.)
Store these No-Cook Healthy Vegan Protein Bars in the fridge for a firmer texture.
*If your mixture is too dry add 1-2 tsp milk!