Bars - No Bake Chocolate Chip Protein


Prep Time

15 minutes

Prep Notes

The great thing about this recipe is you can use any size pan.  The smaller the pan, the thicker the bars.

Cooking Time

0 minutes!

Yields

20

Ingredients

  1. 2 bananas (mash them with a fork into a bowl)
  2. 2 cups of oats or quinoa flakes (I use unsweetened coconut flakes, 1:1 ratio)
  3. 1/2 cup organic chocolate chips (look for "fair-trade" if possible or use raw cacao nibs)
  4. 2 heaping spoonfuls almond butter (I use sunflower butter;easier on the gut due to lower phytic acid content in sunflowers)
  5. 1 tbsp of cinnamon
  6. 1 tsp of sea salt
  7. 1 scoop your favorite plant-based protein protein powder (I used cacao powder, as I am dairy-free)

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well together.
  2. Line a square dish with parchment paper.
  3. Place the mixture into the square dish and flatten it evenly with your hands
  4. (tip: wet your hands so the mixture doesn’t stick to you) Cover the container and place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Remove from the freezer, slice into bars or squares.



Notes

Life is busy, I want fast food and I don’t want to sacrifice either my health or taste in doing so. Which brings me to my recipe today  — it’s fast, healthy, delicious, without additives or junk. Three cheers for whole, good, real, food!


I also made these sans the chocolate with cranberries and another time I made them with dried cherries — loved the tartness.


So all you would need to do is use the exact same amount of dried cranberries or cherries in place of the chocolate chips. The ones you see in the photo below are with cranberries and I used vanilla protein powder too, instead of chocolate.