Healthy Protein Bars
that are
No Bake Protein Bars

What's better than healthy protein bars that are also no bake protein bars that you make at home?

Having someone else make it for you? LOL

However, you can easily learn to make no bake protein bars using recognizable ingredients that you prefer - like your favorite oils or fats, a healthier protein powder, and your favorite nuts or nut butter.

Learning how to make your own healthy protein bars at home will save you money and maybe even your health.

Most protein bars that you buy are either too high in sugar, taste bad, or have very questionable ingredients added to them.

It drives me crazy whenever I try to shop for one and I'm never satisfied!  And the only solution appears to be that it's time to make my own healthy protein bars.

Healthy Protein Bars - Paleo No Bake Protein Bars

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of Organic Mixed Nuts (blend into fine or smaller pieces)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of Shredded Coconut Flakes (finely ground)
  • 1/4 cup Paleo Protein Powder or Favorite Protein Powder
  • 1/4 cup Organic Cacao Powder
  • 2 Tbsp. Chia Seeds
  • 1/3 cup Organic Nut Butter (peanut butter, almond butter, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup of Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (melted)

Instructions:

Mix ingredients together before finally adding in the melted coconut oil.

Stir until well combined and pour into a greased square glass pan.

Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until hard.  Cut into preferred serving size.

Healthy Protein Bars - Low Carb Protein Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Raw Almond Butter or Favorite Nut Butter
  • 6 scoops of Non-denatured Grass-fed Whey or Collagen Protein Powder
  • 2 tsp. Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (melted)
  • 1/2 cup Organic Shredded Coconut Flakes (unsweetened)
  • 2 Tbsp. Chia Seeds
  • 4 Tbsp. Ground Organic Flaxseeds
  • 1 Tbsp. Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 1 or 2 oz. of Filtered Water (if needed)
  • Optional:  Pinch Sea Salt

Instructions:

Mix ingredients together with a wooden spoon, food processor, or just use your hands.

Then form protein dough mixture into balls or protein cookies.

Leave protein cookies in your refrigerator until your ready to eat one.

Healthy Protein Bars - Ketogenic No Bake Protein Bars

Instructions:

Whisk coconut oil, nut butter, salt, and the protein powder together in a medium sized bowl until well combined.

Pour protein mixture into a lined baking pan (making sure all sides of the pan are lined with parchment paper to prevent sticking).

Add to the pan the remaining ingredients and gently stir.

Refrigerate your no bake protein bars for at least 2 hours or until solid.

Lift your solid protein bars out of the pan using the parchment paper.

Then cut your protein bars into square shapes.  They are now ready to eat.

However, be sure to store your keto no bake protein bars in the refrigerator to prevent them from getting too soft.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil (melted)
  • 1 cup Organic Almond Butter or Macadamia Nut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Favorite Protein Powder (collagen, whey, etc.)
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • 1 cup Finely Shredded Coconut Flakes (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup Organic Dried Fruit (cranberries, blueberries, or raisins)
  • 1/2 cup Organic Cacao Nibs
  • Optional:  1 cup Organic Slivered Nuts of Choice (almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, etc.)
  • Optional:  Ceylon Cinnamon

Healthy Protein Bars - Low Carb Protein Bars

Ingredients:

  • 100 grams of Your Favorite Protein Powder
  • 20 grams of a Dark Chocolate Bar (broken into tiny pieces)
  • 20 grams Organic Sliced Almonds
  • Powdered Stevia (to taste)
  • 150 ml of Filtered Water
  • 20 grams Melted Butter or Coconut Oil
  • 40 grams Defatted Peanut Flour
  • Optional:  Maple Extract

I don't think I trust defatted peanut flour, so I would probably alter this recipe and use a homemade almond flour instead.

It's easy to make almond flour at home and it should be comparable to defatted peanut flour - close enough to use in this recipe.

Instructions:

Mix ingredients together to form a thick cookie dough paste.

Then pour cookie dough paste into molds.

Or pour into a lined pan (dusted with protein powder or finely shredded coconut flakes - to prevent sticking).

Refrigerate for about 1 to 2 hours to harden.

Then cut into 4 protein bars.  Lightly dust with protein powder, etc. before wrapping with baking paper. 

Store in your refrigerator.

How to Make Almond Flour

First, you make homemade almond milk and use the almond pulp or meal that's left over. 

You can then either bake the almond meal at a low temperature in your oven (on a lined baking pan) for a few hours or dehydrate the almond meal in your dehydrator.

When the almond meal is completely dried and cooled, blend dried almond meal in a high speed blender or food processor until a flour forms.

Use it in your low carb protein bar recipes or store in your freezer until you are ready to use in a recipe.


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