Homemade Protein Bars



One thing that I cannot live without is my protein bars. I eat a protein bar at least once a day. One day I thought to myself, I should look at the ingredients in these bars to find out what I am really putting into my body. I was shocked when looking at some of the labels how much stuff is added to each bar. Some ingredients I recognize, some I do not, some I can't even pronounce. That's why I decided I wanted to develop my own protein bar recipe that is healthy and delicious. I packed these Homemade Protein Bars with real whole ingredients such as flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, toasted coconut, almonds, chia seeds and more! These bars have a great flavor, texture, and are a great healthy alternative to store bought protein bars.



Everyone has a favorite protein powder, and mine is Beverly International UMP Protein. They have TONS of awesome flavors, so far the Vanilla is my all time favorite! When picking and choosing a protein powder, it's important to look at what's really in the protein. I look for a high protein, low fat powder, and for me, it MUST TASTE GOOD. I promise you guys, I have tried a lot of different proteins, and UMP has by far the best flavor and texture!

This quote is direct from their website: 
"Flavors So Good, You’ll Swear You’re Cheating
Forever watching what you eat, always refusing those treats can make you irritable! So, at the risk of being redundant, UMP is good! How good? Well imagine soft-served ice cream, or fresh baked chocolate cake. Think about cookies and milk... what tops your list? The three Ultimate Muscle Protein flavors allow you to enjoy any of these tastes. Like decadent treats that won’t blow your diet.
UMP was created to make your process of building muscle a delicious experience. In fact, with UMP in your supplement arsenal, you can look forward to a guilt-free, muscle-building, treat in place of meals, between food meals and after every one of your workouts."

You can shop the UMP Protein Powders on their website https://beverlyinternational.com/products/  AND I have a coupon code for you. If you shop directly off of their Beverly International Site using the code NEW25  for 25% off your entire purchase! How awesome is that! 



If you are an Amazon shopper, you can also order it off of Amazon! I have included my affiliate link below!















I have not one, but two protein bar flavors for you all to try! One is a Vanilla Cookie Dough protein bar! It is delicious, soft, and tastes like a home baked chocolate chip cookie! The other recipe is a Chocolate Peanut Butter protein bar. It is creamy, chocolatey, rich and perfect! Both recipes are made with the same base ingredients, the only difference is the change of protein powder flavor and PB2 is added to the chocolate peanut butter. We kept it simple because life is complicated. You are welcome!
Both recipes can be found on this post, please scroll to the one you prefer to try! Or try both! We both recommend trying both! 










Homemade Vanilla Cookie Dough Protein Bars

3 cups old fashion oats
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 cup honey
1 tablespoon sugar free maple syrup
1 tablespoon agave
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 scoop UMP Vanilla Protein Powder
1/4 cup chopped raw almonds
2 tablespoons flaxseed
2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1/4 cup toasted coconut
1/2 cup chocolate chips (milk or dark)

Preheat oven to 400. Spread old fashion oats out on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. This step really brings out the flavor of the oats.

In a saucepan over low heat, melt together coconut oil, honey, sugar free maple syrup, agave, and vanilla. Once melted and combine, add the UMP protein powder. Stirring until smooth. Change to medium heat and continue stirring until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat.

In a medium size bowl, combine the toasted oats, almonds, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, and toasted coconut. Mix well.

Pour sticky mixture over the dry ingredients and mix well, making sure to evenly coat the oats.

Place bowl in refrigerator to cool the mixture back down. Once cool to the touch, stir in the chocolate chips.

Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper. Pour mixture into pan and press evenly with hands. Place in refrigerator to set and to create clean lines when cutting.

When set, cut the bars into individual servings and store until ready to eat.














Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

3 cups old fashion oats
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 cup honey
1 tablespoon sugar free maple syrup
1 tablespoon agave
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 scoop UMP Protein Chocolate Protein Powder
1 tablespoon PB2
1/4 cup chopped raw almonds
2 tablespoons flaxseed
2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1/4 cup toasted coconut
1/2 cup chocolate chips (milk or dark)

Preheat oven to 400. Spread old fashion oats out on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. This step really brings out the flavor of the oats.

In a saucepan over low heat, melt together coconut oil, honey, sugar free maple syrup, agave, and vanilla. Once melted and combine, add the UMP Protein powder, and PB2. Stirring until smooth. Change to medium heat and continue stirring until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat.

In a medium size bowl, combine the toasted oats, almonds, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, and toasted coconut. Mix well.

Pour sticky mixture over the dry ingredients and mix well, making sure to evenly coat the oats.

Place bowl in refrigerator to cool the mixture back down. Once cool to the touch, stir in the chocolate chips.

Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper. Pour mixture into pan and press evenly with hands. Place in refrigerator to set and to create clean lines when cutting.

When set, cut the bars into individual servings and store until ready to eat.


cook time
15
min
total time
30
min
1 portion : 129.5 g / 226.4 ccal
protein:11.4 g
fat:13.1 g
carbohydrate:20.0 g


2 comments

  1. These bars are so yummy and healthy to eat. I recommend them for sure❤ #guilty #sampled #yummy

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