How to Make Vegan Protein Bars

by Kitchen Baharat

Chock-full of protein! A perfect post-workout VEGAN protein bar! Hearty oats, chewy dried fruits, and a hint of bitterness from dark chocolate. Did I mention the peanut butter? You'll gobble these up!

Supplies

  • 4 Cups Rolled oats
  • 2 Cups Vegan protein powder
  • ½ Cups Chopped almonds
  • ½ Cups Chopped pitted dates (or any other dried fruit)
  • ½ Cups Dried cranberries
  • ½ Cups Chopped 70% cocoa dark chocolate
  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
  • ½ Cups Shredded coconut
  • 1 Cup Natural peanut butter
  • 1.50 Cups Lactose-free milk
  • ½ Cups Agave or maple syrup
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Measure your 4 cups of rolled oats and place into a large mixing bowl.

    Step 2

    Add your 2 cups of vegan protein to the oats. We used a pea protein, which has 24 grams of protein per 30 grams of a scoop.

    Step 3

    Add your half cup of dried cranberries.

    Step 4

    Add your half cup of chopped almonds. You can use any nut of your liking.

    Step 5

    Add 2 teaspoons of cinnamon to the mixture.

    Step 6

    Add the half cup of chopped pitted dates.

    Step 7

    Chop half a cup of your bar of 70% cocoa dark chocolate and add to mixture. Make sure there are no dairy products contained in the ingredients.

    Step 8

    Add your half cup of shredded coconut over the ingredients.

    Step 9

    Get a separate bowl for the wet ingredients. Add the two teaspoons of vanilla extract to the new bowl.

    Step 10

    Add the cup and a half of dairy-free milk. We like to use unflavored rice milk as it's mild in flavor.

    Step 11

    Add the half cup of organic, no sugar added agave or maple syrup. We used raw local honey, which is not vegan :) Your choice of liquid sweetener is up to you.

    Step 12

    Add the cup of natural peanut butter to the wet ingredients bowl and mix together to incorporate all of the wet ingredients.

    Step 13

    Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix well. You may want to use your hands.

    Step 14

    Keep in mind, if you find the mixture too dry and brittle, slowly add extra milk until you reach a mushy consistency that easily holds shape when squeezed.

    Step 15

    Pour the mixture onto a shallow pan and flatten out into an even surface. Place in fridge for at least 20 minutes to solidify.

    Step 16

    Remove pan from fridge and cut into bar-shapes. The size of the bars are up to you. To store, place bars in a container and keep in the fridge.

    Step 17

    Enjoy!