Homemade Protein Bars

protein barsI like to buy protein bars. I throw a couple in my purse for the times when I am  hungry and can’t eat right away. I have low blood sugar. Most protein bars have ingredients that aren’t very healthy. The ones that do have healthy ingredients are pricey and don’t taste that great. I had an old recipe for energy bars. I added a few ingredients to increase the protein content, and swapped the coconut sugar for brown sugar. The result are protein bars low on the glycemic index. You can buy non-contaminated oats to make them gluten-free, or use 1/2 cup coconut oil to make them dairy free. Swap egg replacer for an egg and they are vegan.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar or honey
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In a sauce pan, combine butter, coconut oil, coconut sugar, agave nectar and peanut butter. Stir over medium heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat and beat in one egg. Combine the dry ingredients and add to butter mixture. Stir in almonds and raisins. Pour into 9-inch greased square pan and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden. Insert toothpick in center–it should come out clean. Cut into bars.

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