I am always on the lookout for healthy snacks especially straightforward, simple recipes as I’m pretty busy in day to day life. We adore my recipes for healthier chocolate truffles, no-bake biscuits, and kale chips, but this recipe for homemade protein bars is now one of those all-time favorites.
It is a fantastic take and go snack and is full of flavor which you and your loved ones will adore. If you have been buying protein bars at the store, this is your opportunity to make them at home for much less and with ingredients that are much healthier.
I love to create these bars in bulk (I bake just about EVERYTHING in large quantities) and then put them in the refrigerator or freezer to get a quick healthy snack for your family. The majority of my recipes goes right into the refrigerator and then dissapear -they get eaten quicker than I can make them….but I am working with it!
Why make your protein bars
I know that many of people still buy ready-made protein bars at the store for convenience, but it is good to make a bunch of your own homemade bars to have on hand as well.
Most store-bought protein bars are not affordable! Even though a protein bar can be a handy method to fuel up before or after a workout, a few varieties have a very long list of artificial components and additional sugars, which may do more damage than good. Fortunately, these homemade protein bar recipes possess not one fake ingredient and the protein comes from energy-boosting ingredients such as nuts, nut, and protein powder. Can’t have soy? Swap a vegetarian protein powder instead.
Are You More Healthy with Homemade Protein Bars?
Seeds and nuts provide a fantastic dose of healthy fats which are great for you and useful for leveling out of your glucose.
The organic protein powder gives a great dose of protein and yes, I know this isn’t “real food,” however for those of us coping with food allergies, occasionally this is all we can do.
- Coconut oil is an excellent, healthier form of fat.
- No suspicious ” flavors.”
- No processed protein powders
- No additives
- No more processed puffed grains which are noted to have a questionable impact on health
- Allergy-free (When you make the protein bars, you can control what to add to be able to prevent pollutants or sensitivities)
- Low Carb for People Who need it
- Carbs at Store-Bought Protein Bars is a risk for a problem.
Is store-bought “healthy bar” really healthy?
Lately, I purchased a lot of “healthful” bars on sale for my children. I believed I was doing a fantastic thing for my loved ones since they were significantly discounted and a few of them had a lot of protein when compared to other bars in the store.
On the other hand, the dependence factor kicked in reasonably fast.
See, we do not have lots of processed foods in our house. I don’t usually think about how “strange” this is but if people look in our cupboards and refrigerator, they say something like “Wow, you guys truly do eat healthier!”
The deeper meaning of healthy living
My experience is that we’re passing down diminished guts and immune systems to succeeding generations, and therefore, an increasing number of people cannot handle carbohydrates. These bars have more carbs (in the kind of fine-sounding “natural cane syrup,” etc.) than I’d typically allow my children eat.
My children do much better on my homemade things and there is not much a way around it. Organic cane sugar is still sugar and we do not thrive when ingesting it.
The only problem with homemade protein bars is that they do not travel well in hot weather. Take a cooler with you if you intend to consume them outside of your home.
A warm-weather suggestion: you can make homemade vegan protein bars with avocado butter rather than coconut oil which can make them more portable.
Protein Bars Recipe
Make the base of the decadent bar from almond milk, a lot of rice protein powder, peanut butter, and oat flour. It was named after a flavor of ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s. Although it is not difficult to make, you may have difficulty waiting for these to chill in the refrigerator as you’ll want to eat them immediately and it can take overnight.
Blueberry Protein bars
Gluten-free and vegetarian, the blueberry bars are packed with fresh, dried nuts and fruits, while sweet butter, maple syrup and also applesauce scatter the nutty goodness throughout. Your stomach will be filled with joy since every helping packs eight grams of protein plus four grams of fiber!
Pretzel Bars with Peanut Butter
Nine grams of protein for a yummy pretzel added with peanut butter? We’re definitely into this one! These are low in fat, compared to other protein bars (just 3 grams per serving), but still excellent in taste. If you do not have soy crisps available, consider utilizing crisped rice cereal instead.
Strawberry Protein Bars
These strawberry and coconut bars pack a severe quantity of protein 17 g per bar. Coat them in antioxidant-rich dark chocolate to get a much more heavenly bite.
German Chocolate Protein Bars
Healthful protein concealed as dessert? Yes, please! Oat blossom, pecans, coconut, dates, and cherry, are all mixed into this recipe, making it wickedly good.
Ginger Vanilla Protein Crunch Bars
This protein bar is made with crystallized ginger, vanilla, coconut, and almonds. There is a lot of taste in these gluten-free and dairy-free bars. Bonus: You do not need a food processor to create these extra-hearty snacks.
No-Bake Quick and Easy Protein Bar
Got no oven? No problem. Just use peanut butter blended with oat flour and rice crispy cereal to have the base for these classic no-bake bars. Dress up your final product (with eight grams of protein) using a fair amount of chocolate drizzle.
Almond Fudge Bars (No bake!)
Super simple to create, and super hard to resist! All these bars are fantastic for anyone who have peanut allergies, or even people that are allergic to spending hours in the kitchen. It is going only to take you 10 minutes to combine the ginger, almond milk, cabbage and rice cereal.
Brownie Chocolate Fudge Protein Bars
Quash mid-afternoon appetite using these yummy bars which pack seven grams of protein for each serving. Mix and blend chocolate chips, cocoa powder, black beans, and protein powder in a food processor. Afterward, refrigerate overnight. For chocolate fiends, scatter more chocolate chips before putting them in the oven.
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Protein Bars
This chocolatey goodness contains six grams of protein per bar. In the event you do not have a food processor, you can buy oat flour in the grocery stores. To make it vegan, substitute the soy powder using a plant-based selection and use maple syrup instead of honey.
Chocolate Protein Bars
When you are just craving something sweet or needing the best post-workout meal, these no-bake bars would be the most magnificent vanilla and chocolate pleasure. Made using filling almond butter, sliced ginger, cocoa powder and Daily Burn’s Fuel-6 protein powder, you will have a milk and protein treat that is lower in sugar than many energy bars.
It is a perennial spectacle in the food shops worldwide: People parked in the protein bar aisle studying the ingredients and macronutrient breakdown of protein bar after dinner bar. Finally, a person may settle on one. However, many may walk away overwhelmed.
Picking a healthy and yummy protein bar is not any straightforward endeavor. Too many bars contain an excessive quantity of fats, sugars, plus an entire collection of additives, preservatives, and other nutritionally-void ingredients. Regardless of the drawbacks of packed protein bars, we continue to purchase them since they include protein, they are convenient, they are simple to grab, and they are supposed to be wholesome although the bars are truely only glorified candy bars.
The above guide was made to create a stop in the store bought protein bar insanity. After you begin producing your own protein bars, I guarantee you will not ever wish to shop in the protein-bar aisle. By creating your own, you are going to wind up with bars that are much tastier, much healthier, much more straightforward and far, far more economical in the long run. Additionally, since you made them yourself, you’ll have the bonus of feeling oh-so-proud.