Grain Free Coconut Protein Bars on the agenda today!
Weekend’s are also a great time to bake. To me, that relaxing! The aroma of sweet spices, chocolate, or any other baking flavor just makes me smile. I think that’s why I am always buying the sugar cookie candles to light in our house! hehe.
Anyway, this Sunday (today) will be the 9th day into my 2 week Amazing grass challenge and I am REALLY enjoying it. The past few days have focused on quality calories (not quantity) for use of energy and nourishment. Let me just say, this makes A WORLD OF A DIFFERENCE! Looking at the quality of the food you eat is KEY! Is it packed full of nutritious ingredients? Or is it full of processed ingredients you can’t even pronounce? Eek!
Now I am not saying that you should never eat processed food, it’s more that you should avoid it when you can. You know, the 80/20 rule.
That being said, my goal this weekend was to bake a bar that was wholesome, nourishing, and SATISFYING!! Here’s goes….
Oh, and there is a TREAT for you from NUTTZO at the end, so be sure to catch that.
Grain Free Coconut Protein Bars
- 1 ½ cup almond meal
- ½ cup coconut flour
- 45g vanilla protein powder (I used Life Basics Vanilla)
- 2 tablespoon nut butter
- ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 teaspoon baking powder (really not needed)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon local honey (or agave nectar)
- OPTIONAL Add-ins: (⅓ cup driedfruit, cinnamon, extra honey or stevia if you like them to be sweeter)
Pretty simple, mix all the ingredients together (ya, I am not fancy) and press into a greased baking dish. Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes. Cool and then slice. Makes around 12 bars.
Calories per bar: 132.2
- Total Fat: 8.5 g
- Total Carbs: 7.5 g
- Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
- Protein: 7.7 g
- sugars: 2.2g
I’d say those are some “quality” stats, eh?