On my quest for alternative bakes, I’ve been experimenting with alternative ingredients and not having a lot of luck. However, today I baked up a great batch of Oatmeal Almond Protein Bars and thought it was worth sharing.
For healthier snacks, I’m always on craving a bake and this one I can enjoy without any guilt. It’s packed full of protein and all natural ingredients. It contains no dairy, no gluten and I used vegan chocolate chips! It was easy to prepare, only took about 20 minutes before putting into the over for about 15 minutes.
In the recipe, I use vegetable base protein powder, not whey. I used a whey protein powder in a recipe last week, it wasn’t good. So I did some research and found out that using a vegetable based protein powder will garner better results.
I asked Nicholas, my son, to try a bar, he loved seeing the chips, but after hearing all the healthy ingredients, changed his mind! I’m going to keep trying! LOL
Enjoy the bake and let me know your results.
Oatmeal Almond Protein Bars
1 cup almond butter – I used crunchy or you can use creamy
3 oz of vegetable based vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup of coconut oil – solid
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
2 cups gluten-free whole oats
1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tsp of baking soda
5 oz (half a bag) of vegan chocolate mini chips
In a large bowl, combine with a mixer the almond butter, protein powder, coconut oil and maple syrup until fully combined. Then add eggs. Blend for about a minute.
Add oats, coconut flakes and baking soda to almond butter mixture. Using a large spatula, fold in the dry ingredients until it is fully mixed into a heavy batter.
Using a 9 x 11 inch glass pan, spray with cooking spray and then using a large spoon spread the batter to all the pan edges.
Sprinkle the mini chocolate chips over the top of the batter before placing in a 350 degree over. Bake for about 14 minutes. Don’t over bake.
Enjoy the bake!