These paleo protein bars are balanced with flavor and easy to digest. Made with natural sugars, healthy fats, and complete protein. Great for travel, pre/post workout fuel, breakfast, or healthy snacks. Vegan option
- 2 1/2 cups raw almonds
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup dried mango (about 4–5 pieces). Note – dried apricot and pineapple can be substituted.
- 1/4 cup or 2 scoops (60 grams) protein powder of choice (see notes below for options)
- pinch of sea salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup hot water (purified)
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- First add the almonds and coconut into a high powdered blender or food processor and grind until an almond meal like texture is formed.
- Pour into a large bowl and set aside.
- Next grind up the dried mango. They are sometimes tough to processes, so if you don’t have a high powered blender or food processor, you can use a knife to cut them into smaller pieces.
- Remove from food processor and mix the dried mango with the almond coconut mixture. Stir in the protein powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
- In a separate small mixing bowl. Combine honey or maple syrup, 1/2 cup of hot water, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine, then add to your dry ingredients.
- If the batter is too thick, just add more hot water, or even a little honey. If it’s too wet, add more protein powder or flour of choice. Mix well with hands then press into a lined 8×8 baking dish. Let bars cool in fridge for 1 hour or longer, then cut into squares.
- Keep refrigerated and consume within 5 to 7 days.
About the protein powder: Egg white protein works best with this recipe, however, you may also use 100% whey protein isolate, Pea Protein, or Brown Rice Protein. Depending on what you use, the texture and taste will be a little different, so adjust honey/water accordingly.
- Category: snack
- Method: no bake
- Cuisine: american
- Serving Size: 1 bar
Keywords: paleo protein bars, energy bars, paleo, healthy snacks, gluten free