Easy homemade vegan protein bars
Since I’ve been on a vegan diet, I haven’t found a protein bar that tastes good and also has really good nutritional values. For me, a protein bar simply has to be rich in protein. It sounds so banal, but if you’re looking for a protein bar and keep finding bars that are mainly high in carbohydrates and sugar, it can be quite frustrating. After all, I want a protein bar, not an energy bar – even if the sugar comes from dates. So I started baking my own bars, and I’ll be sharing one or two of my creations with you here.
In my article about protein powder and protein in general, I’ve already told you how important it is to pay attention to protein intake in your diet. And not only if your goal is to build muscle or lose weight. I can’t say it often enough:
Proteins are vital and just as essential for our bodies as, for example, water, vitamins and fats.
- mould for baking bars
- 50 g protein powder
- 20 g soy flour
- 30 g cocoa poder
- 15 g hemp seeds
- 25 g cocoa nibs
- 20 g erythritol or xylitol, stevia
- 20 g peanuts
- 25 g peanut butter
- 100 ml soya milk
- 50 ml water
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt iodized
- Preheat your oven to 180° top/bottom heat. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and fill your mould with the mixture.
- Bake the protein bars for approx. 20 minutes and let them cool completely before removing them from the mould! And as always: Enjoy to the fullest!
You can see a chocolate-goji berry-topping on the photo, which is not included in the recipe. I deliberately left it out, as many people don’t like it, as chocolate also brings calories with it. However, if you want a topping like the one on the photo, all you have to do is melt about 30 g of dark chocolate in a water bath and coat your cooled protein bars with it. Finally, you can decorate them with goji berries or something else. After all, you eat with the eye first!
I bought a mould for the protein bars to make them easier to shape and thus easier to portion, especially when they are still sticky before baking. Depending on how big your moulds are, the portion size and thus the nutrients will change. Here are the individual macronutrients per 100 g without topping: 307.7 kcal (1280.2 kJ), 11.2 g carbohydrates, 20.4 g protein and 18.5 g fat.
The bars are just perfect as a healthy snack between meals but also crumbled as a topping in porridge. Like my energy balls, they are super freezable, so you can always have some up your sleeve or in the freezer!
As always, I use my favourite protein powder because it’s delicious, organic, vegan, sustainable and from a small company in Hamburg with its heart in the right place. You also get 15% off your order at Go Superfood with the code “rosa” (advertising, because it’s cool! I don’t get anything out of it, but I’m happy when I know you’re buying something good! As a nutritionist, I’m really picky!)
With this in mind, have fun baking and, as always: Stay healthy and nuts! 🙂