I’ve been promising a recipe for protein bars, and since I love you ladies so much, you are rewarded for your wait with two versions! Sweet(ish) and savory!

Sweet Protein Bars

By sweet, I mean these are still ridiculously low in sugar (especially depending on your protein powder), which makes them excellent slathered in jam. Or peanut butter. Or both.

Dry:
4T (generous T) of sweetened protein powder (I used MLO brown rice protein)
3/4c good flour (I used spelt)
1/2c oat bran
1/2c almond flour (or use other healthy flour option)
2t baking powder
Sprinkle of salt
Generous dash of cinnamon and nutmeg
Choose ONE: 4T ground chia seed, 4t EnerG egg replacer, or 4T ground flax

Wet:
1 15oz can pumpkin or an equivalent amount of applesauce or a combination of the two
1c almond milk
1t vanilla
Can add a few T brown sugar if you want it a little sweeter

Mix it all together. Oil a 9X13 pan. Preheat oven to 350, bake for 35-40min.

Savory Protein Bars

If you go with the hemp + chia options for these, they have an amazing hearty/earthy flavor that goes well with nutritional yeast-based sauces, would be good topped with hummus, or, heck, just go for peanut butter again.

Dry:
4T (generous T) of unsweetened protein powder (I used Manitoba Harvest hemp protein)
3/4c good flour (I used spelt)
1/2c oat bran
1/2c almond flour (or use other healthy flour option)
2t baking powder
Sprinkle (or two) of salt
Choose ONE: 4T ground chia seed, 4t EnerG egg replacer, or 4T ground flax

Wet:
1 15oz can pumpkin or an equivalent amount of pureed butternut (or other) squash or a combination of the two
1c almond milk

Mix it all together. Oil a 9X13 pan. Preheat oven to 350, bake for 35-40min.

Good to the last bite!

If you make these into 10 servings (good luck eating just one…), some rough stats are as follows:

  • 140 calories
  • 17g carbs
  • 7g fiber
  • 7g protein
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