Grain-Free Protein Bars

Need a Healthy Snack on the Go? These Homemade Protein Bars are sugar, soy, gluten, dairy and egg-free, with a nut-free option, but they are loaded with yumminess and healthful ingredients! Taste great out of the fridge or freezer.  Stop spending a fortune on store-bought bars and make your own instead!

I’m always on the lookout for healthy snacks for my family, especially easy recipes since I am pretty busy.  We love my recipes for healthy chocolate trufflesno bake cookies, and kale chips, but this recipe for homemade protein bars is one of our all time favorites.

If you’ve been buying protein bars in the store, here is your chance to make them at home for much less money and likely with much healthier ingredients.

Following is one of those great recipes that I like to make in bulk and then place in the fridge or freezer for a fast healthy snack for the  family.

I know that a lot of people still purchase ready-made protein bars in the stores for convenience purposes, but it really is great if you can carve out a little bit of time and make a big batch of something like this and have it on hand.

Try it and once you find a mix of ingredients you like, make a bunch of batches, freeze them, then grab them and go when you are on the run.

This protein bar recipe is a lot healthier for you and for your wallet.

How are they healthier?:

  • Seeds and nuts give a great dose of healthy fats that are good for you and great for leveling out your blood sugar levels.
  • The optional protein powder provides a nice dose of protein.  (Yes, I know this is not a “real food”, but for those of us dealing with food allergies, sometimes this is the best we can do)
  • Coconut oil is a great healthy fat as well

These originated as a recipe for Almond Power Bars on Elana’s Pantry.  I tweaked the recipe a bit, made it more suited to variation, and gave nutrient boosting and sugar-free alternatives.

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Other Processed Food Replacements for your kitchen:

Powdered Sugar Substitute
Homemade Chocolate / Carob Chips
DIY Vanilla Liquid Stevia
Homemade Marshmallows (SF option)

Do you have a processed food that you would like me to remake into a “homemade” version?

Shared at Diet, Dessert, and Dogs and Kelly the Kitchen Kop.

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  1. Thank you, I am going to try this today. I have what may be a stupid question, but how long should I soak the seeds and nuts? A few hours, overnight? I soak my almonds before eating, but not sure about this one. Thanks.

    • I believe there is a link in the post to the directions about soaking – please let me know if there isn’t. Thanks!

      • Thank you Adrienne, I had not seen that. I made them this morning and they taste great. The only issue is my nut part of it won’t stick together, it kind of falls apart. I think it is because I did not use enough nut butter. I used all I had, and it may not have been enough. Any other suggestions are welcome. Thanks. I am on the Fast Metabolism Diet and trying to include just a little bit of sweet in it! Thanks for your great site.

        • Great! I can’t think of anything else – maybe try again and make sure you get the right amount and see. If you are using stevia I don’t personally think that the stevia is an issue. Hope that helps :).