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Homemade Vegan Protein Bars

  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8-9 1x


Homemade Vegan Protein Bars {Gluten Free, Nut free}


  • 1 3/4 cups whole chickpeas (organic and from a can, rinsed,works great)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats or quick oats (gluten free) *rolled oats have more protein*
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots (around 8 dried apricots)
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries or cherries
  • 23  tbsp chia seed
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • dash of sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Wash and dry your chickpeas. Set aside.
  3. In a blender combine your oats, chia, and apricots. Blend until chopped. Pour into large mixing bowl.
  4. In the same blender, add chickpeas. Blend until chopped but not pureed. Similar to an oatmeal like texture.
  5. Add chickpea meal to apricot/oat mixture.
  6. Add in your honey, milk, cinnamon, salt, and cherries. Mix all together.
  7. Press batter into well oiled or greased 9×9 pan.
  8. Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes or until edges are golden brown and center is no longer a soft, batter just a little moist.


Be sure not blend the chickpeas into a puree, just a chopped mixture.
I used this blender
to make these bars. Worked great!

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Category: snack
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 167
  • Sugar: 12.8 g
  • Sodium: 164.4 mg
  • Fat: 3.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.1 g
  • Fiber: 5.6 g
  • Protein: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: vegan, protein, bars, snacks, gluten free, healthy