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stack of three homemade paleo protein bars

Coconut Almond Protein Bars

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8-11 bars 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These paleo protein bars are made with whole food ingredients and natural sugar for a nourishing snack that is great for travel, breakfast, and more! Paleo and vegan options.


  • 21/2 cups raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup dried mango (about 45 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)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup hot water (purified)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. First add the almonds and coconut into a high powdered blender or food processor and grind until an almond meal-like texture is formed.
  2. Pour into a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Next grind up the dried mango. They are sometimes tough to process. If a high-powered blender or food processor is not available, use a sharp knife to cut the mango into smaller pieces.  
  4. Remove from food processor and mix the dried mango with the almond coconut mixture. Stir in the protein powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  5. In a separate small mixing bowl. Combine honey or maple syrup, hot water, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine, then add to dry ingredients.
  6. 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 the fridge for 1 hour or longer, then cut into squares.
  7. Keep refrigerated and consume within 5 to 7 days.


About the protein powder: Egg white protein works best with this recipe, however, 100% whey protein isolate, Pea Protein, or Brown Rice Protein can be substituted. Depending on what is used, the texture and taste will be a little different, so adjust honey/water accordingly.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: snack
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 273
  • Sugar: 12.1 g
  • Sodium: 236.7 mg
  • Fat: 19.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Fiber: 5.1 g
  • Protein: 8.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: paleo protein bars, energy bars, paleo, healthy snacks, gluten free