Homemade Coconut Protein Bars

There is nothing better than a quick snack between meals. There are plenty of protein bars available at grocery stores or pharmacies, but they are filled with sugar and are rarely that healthy.  Homemade bars are easy to customize to your own taste. You can add dried fruit or dip in melted chocolate instead of adding the chocolate chips.  As summer vacations are coming up, remember these make great road trip snacks!

If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. Try out these coconut protein bars and let us know how they came out.

Homemade Coconut Protein Bars

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 20mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Coconut protein bars with rice protein


Equipment

  • Food processor (optional for grinding half the oats)
  • 6-8 inch baking sheet
  • Baking parchment paper
  • Dry measuring cups
  • Liquid measuring cup

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup grounded oats
  • 1/2 cup whole oats
  • 1/2 cup rice protein powder
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecans
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup dairy free chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Grind 1/2 cup of oats with a food processor. You can also use a cup of whole oats if you don’t have a food processor.
  2. Mix ground oats, protein powder, and coconut flakes.
  3. Mix in pecans, rest of the oats and the chocolate chips in separate bowl.
  4. Pour almond milk in with the protein powder. Mix until even consistency. Make sure to finish mixing all of the ingredients together within 5 minutes as the rice protein will start to stiffen immediately.
  5. Add the pecans, oats and chocolate chips to almond milk mix. Again, mix until consistent.
  6. Spread into baking pan lined with baking sheet.
  7. Leave in your fridge for 1 hour.


Food Groups___
Grains1 oz.
Protein Foods½ oz.
Oils1 tsp.
Added Sugars28 Calories
Saturated Fat37 Calories
Sodium164 mg
Total Calories:272
NutrientAmount% of Daily Target or Limit
Protein15 g26% target
Carbohydrate29 g22% target
Dietary Fiber5 g12% target
Total Sugars8 gNo daily target or limit
Added Sugars7 g11% limit
Total Fat12 gNo daily target or limit
Saturated Fat4 g14% limit
Monounsaturated Fat5 gNo daily target or limit
Polyunsaturated Fat3 gNo daily target or limit
Linoleic Acid2 g 15% target
α-Linolenic Acid0.1 g8% target
Omega 3 – EPA0 mgNo daily target or limit
Omega 3 – DHA0 mgNo daily target or limit
Cholesterol0 mg0% limit