DIY VEGAN PROTEIN BARS.

Cookie Dough Protein Bars.


Made using oat flour, almond butter, vanilla protein powder and topped with a silky smooth chocolate coating. These babies are Vegan AND gluten free!

The vegan aspect was a big one here. If you’re up to date with my Instagram, you’ll know that Bounce and As Nature Intended challenged me to try out veganism and I’d be lying I said I wasn’t skeptical.


A lot of my bakes contain chocolate, eggs, honey – all ingredients that aren’t vegan. And seeing as baking is one of my passions, I knew I’d HAVE to find something that was delicious, easy to make but still packed full of flavor.

Well, that’s how these came about! I love cookies, cookie dough and protein bars. BUT, protein bars are expensive and shop bought vegan cookies aren’t ‘that’ nice. So I saw it as a challenge.


There are a few reasons why this recipe is great. The top one being it requires ZERO cooking time.

Pop everything into a bowl, press the dough down, top with chocolate, whack it in the freezer then wait! The longer they’re kept in the freezer, the better but I’d suggest 2 hours at a minimum.

I added a sprinkling of sea salt at the last minute and I’m so glad I did! It might sound a bit weird, but it adds SO much flavor and cuts through the sweetness!


Serving Size.

Makes 12 bars.


Ingredients.

For the Base:

For The Topping:


Method.

  1. Line a square baking tray.
  2. Place the oats into a blender and blitz until you get a fine flour.
  3. Place oat flour, protein powder and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add maple syrup, almond butter, almond milk and vanilla.
  5. Mix until you have a dough.
  6. Using wet hands, press into tray.
  7. Make the chocolate coating by placing dark chocolate, coconut oil and almond butter into the microwave at twenty second intervals for about a minute.
  8. Pour chocolate over base and spread evenly.
  9. Freeze for at least 2 hours before slicing into 12 bars.
  10. Top with a sprinkling of salt.
  11. Enjoy!

They’ll keep your soul happy and your tummy satisfied!

Give these DIY bars a go and if you do make any of the other recipes featured on my blog, be sure to tag me on Instagram. I love seeing my bakes appear elsewhere!


Happy Eating!

Amy xo.

 

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