The Organic Coconut Oil Protein Bar Recipe You Never Knew You Needed

Homemade No-Bake Protein Bars Organic Coconut Oil

Like every fitness enthusiast worth her salt, I love eating protein bars! While they are just 50-100 bucks a piece this expense adds up to a lot more money over time. But the biggest problem is that store bought protein bars often have preservative, added sugar and stabilizers which beats the very purpose of a healthy snack.

So what is the alternative I propose?

What if I told you that you can make protein bars for are a mere 10-15 bucks a piece? That too bars that are completely fresh and laden with healthy ingredients. I am a huge proponent of homemade products and protein bars are my weapons of choice right now. Initially I baked up huge batches that tasted divine but required a lot of heavy lifting but this recipe is so simple that you can make small batches without breaking a sweat.

Protein bars organic coconut oil receipe

So let’s get down to business with the ingredients:

  1. 1.5 cups coarsely ground rolled oats flour

  2. 1/2 cup protein powder 

  3. 1/2 cup roasted puffed rice 

  4. 1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter (Depending on how deep your pockets are :P)

  5. 1/2 cup jaggery (or liquid sweetener of choice)

  6. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  7. 4 squares of dark chocolate

  8. ½ tablespoon coconut oil

  9. Milk to loosen the mixture (Can vary between ¼-½ cup) 

  10. Coarse sea salt, to taste

Directions of Creation:

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl

  2. Warm the peanut butter and jaggery in the microwave till it is liquid to ensure that it can be mixed in with the other ingredients more easily

  3. Add this liquid peanut butter, jaggery and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients and mix all of them together very well 

  4. If the mixture is too dry, add some milk till it reaches a viscous consistency

  5. Line any square tin with parchment paper and press the mixture into the tin properly. Ensure that the mixture is tightly packed. 

  6. Pop into the freezer for 15 minutes to half an hour 

  7. Melt the chocolate squares in the microwave, add the coconut oil and mix it well

  8. Drizzle the semi set bars with chocolate and pop into the freezer till it properly sets. Store these bars in an airtight container in the fridge. 

Nutritional Value:

  1. Coconut Oil- I have often gone into depth about the ability of coconut oil being a game changer and have expressed it perfectly in this article. 

  2. Peanut Butter- Protein makes up 25% of peanut butter, so it is a very good source of protein. Even though peanuts have “nut” in their name, they are not a nut, but rather a legume.Thus like lentils and peas it is a great source of protein.

  3. Jaggery- Jaggery contains more nutrients than refined sugar because of its molasses content. Molasses is a nutritious by-product of the sugar making process, which is usually removed when making refined sugar. 

  4. Jaggery may also contain small amounts of vitamin B and minerals, including calcium, zinc, phosphorus and copper. 

So what are you waiting for? Whip up a batch and work towards a healthier body today!

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