Monday, June 15, 2020

Chocolate Protein Power BarsThese chocolate protein bars are a healthy snack that are a perfect alternative to store bought bars that are loaded with sugar especially if you have someone in the family with food sensitivities.

Chocolate Quinoa protein bars


2 cups quinoa flakes
1 cup chopped walnut
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup hemp seeds
1/3 cup chia seeds
1/2 of chocolate chips
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons of tahini
1/2 cup mashed bananas
2/3 cup maple syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Semi sweet chocolate chips
melted semi sweet chocolate on top (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss the quinoa flakes, walnuts and pumpkin seeds and toast for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Place in a large bowl and allow to cool slightly. Add in hemp seeds, chia seeds, and chocolate chips.

In a small saucepan, melt coconut oil. Add tahini, mashed banana, and maple syrup. Bring to a boil and lower heat to medium low. Cook for 3 minutes and stir in vanilla and sea salt. Pour mixture over dry ingredients.

Transfer mixture to a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper and press into a rectangle. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool and then place into refrigerator until firm. Cut into desired shape. To make it an extra special finish a thin layer of chocolate on top.


Lucas deep said...
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Williams said...

To make this less calorie dense, I used stevia instead of honey and reduced the amount of peanut butter (1 tbsp instead of 2) and oats (26 g instead of 40). Still turned out great!. I eat all with almond and fresh health breads</a. Thanks for the recipe, you're a lifesaver. I was so sick of drinking protein shakes.

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