So who’s looking for a homemade protein bar that is both gluten and dairy free? Getting away from processed bars and snacks as much as possible and choosing whole ingredients instead will not only improve your digestion, but help you cut your cravings for carbs and sugar.
So many of the protein bars on the market are “over sweetened”. Although they may claim to be “low sugar”, they can be loaded with artificial sweeteners that are not so healthy. And even though the sugar content may be low, it is still telling our brains that we are getting something sweet and continuing to feed our sugar cravings- if you have them of course 🙂
These bars have very little sugar in them so you can taste the wholesome goodness of apples, oats, and coconut instead. Your taste buds will start to come alive when you get used to the natural sweetness found in food.
- 1.5 cups quick oats
- 3 scoops protein powder (pure protein vanilla whey)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2 packages Stevia
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 apple peeled and chopped
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line an 8 X 8 pan with parchment paper.
- Mix together dry ingredients.
- Mix together wet ingredients, combine with dry.
- Spread batter out evenly in pan.
- Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
Nutritional Info based on 12 bars:/ Serving size 2 bars
Fat: 11 grams
Carbs: 25 grams
Protein: 16 grams
Sugar: 3.6 grams