No Bake Protein Bars

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Many store-bought protein bars contain plenty of fat, sugar, dairy, and gluten, and therefore, aren’t always accessible to different diets. This no bake protein bars recipe contains no gluten, dairy or sugar so that they can be enjoyed by everyone. Arman, the recipe developer at The Big Man’s World recipe blog, came up with this idea when one of his readers couldn’t find a protein bar that was low in sugar and didn’t contain any dried fruits or nuts. Arman turned to coconut flour to create a gluten-free protein bar recipe that could be eaten by those with gluten allergies. He also decided to use dairy-free milk so these bars could be eaten by vegans or those who are lactose intolerant. If you require a protein bar that is healthy and high in protein, this no bake bars recipe is an excellent choice.

The most genius ingredient used in this protein bar recipe is the coconut flour because it provides both substance and sweetness to the bars. There is no need to add any additional sugar or syrup for sweetness since coconut is naturally very sweet. Coconut flour is dried coconut that has been dried. Coconut flour is an excellent substitution for all-purpose flour because it contains a higher amount of fiber, a lower amount of carbohydrates and no gluten. Coconut nutrition includes up to five grams of fiber per tablespoon of coconut meal. Coconut flour is an excellent choice to use in healthy baking recipes if you are looking to improve your digestion by consuming a higher fiber diet. Despite the sweetness of coconut flour, the coconut calories per tablespoon are very similar to regular flour, and therefore, you don’t have to worry about consuming more calories.

The addition of some fluid is essential for getting the bars in this energy bar recipe formed, and it also adds some extra nutrition. Arman incorporates dairy-free milk for this purpose, which can be anything that you already have on hand or whatever nut or soy milk is your preference. Almond milk is an excellent choice because it is widely available and has a lusciously smooth taste. Almond milk also contains a variety of minerals and vitamins that are assets to the human diet. Almond nutrition includes all the benefits one would expect from dairy milk, like calcium and vitamin D, as well as the addition of vitamin E, vitamin A, and riboflavin.

Although one may not think about making a homemade protein bar recipe, all the ingredients are very easy to find. Coconut flour and dairy-free milk are easily located at grocery stores and bulk stores, while protein powder is stocked at health food stores. This bar recipe shouldn’t be limited to snacks alone; they are substantial enough to eat as healthy breakfast bars and will be sure to keep you full until lunch time. These bars are also incredibly versatile, so you shouldn’t get tired of them. Add dried fruit, nuts or chocolate to your energy bar recipe if desired. Thank you to the author of The Big Man’s World, Arman, for sharing his no bake protein bars recipe with us.

Nutrition Facts for: No Bake Protein Bars From The Big Man's World
Ingredients: Coconut flour, protein powder, dairy free milk (like almond milk), peanut butter, chocolate chips.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 9 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 244, Calories from Fat 114, Total Fat 12.7g 20%, Saturated Fat 5.7g 29%, Cholesterol 30mg 10%, Sodium 96mg 4%, Potassium 238mg 7%, Carbohydrates 18.6g 6%, Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7%, Sugars 4.7g, Protein 15.5g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 6%, Iron 14%

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