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vegan protein bars for energy and fullness

Vegan Protein Bars


  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 bars 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These delicious, wholesome vegan protein bars will give you the energy get stuff done while nourishing your body with plant-based protein such as good-for-you nuts and seeds.


Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds (+ 6 tbs water)
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit
  • 2 cups mashed banana (super ripe)
  • 1/3 cup pepitas
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (or 1/2 vanilla bean, scraped)
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Grease or line 8 inch square baking dish with parchment (baking) paper.
  3. Soak chia seeds in 6 tablespoons of water for 5 minutes.
  4. Combine the chia seeds and remaining ingredients in a bowl.
  5. Press the mixture into the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until golden on top. Remove from oven and let cool.
  7. Slice into 8 bars.
  8. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Category: snack
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: homemade granola bars