This coconut oatmeal protein bar recipe is low carb, gluten free, and sugar free – win! No bake protein bars like these are super quick and easy to make, and making a homemade protein bars recipe can save you a ton of dough compared to the store-bought kind. Plus you’re saving your body from having to deal with a ton of artificial sweeteners and flavours, preservatives, fillers, and chemicals too.
This low carb gluten free protein bar recipe is insanely good – the taste and texture is like the inside of a bounty bar – rich and creamy, soft and chewy, and packed with coconut flavor! And they’re healthy and high protein of course.
As I talked about in my last post, I made this coconut oatmeal protein bars recipe, along with two others, with my mom (and a few glasses of wine lol) last weekend, and we had a blast – as you can see in our photos ;)
(makes 12 large protein bars)
1/2 cup butter (or coconut oil)
1 1/4 cups erythritol
5 packets stevia powder
1/2 cup canned coconut milk (or milk of your choice)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 1/2 cups plain unflavored whey protein isolate
3 cups quick oats
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
In a large deep frying pan, melt butter on low, then whisk in erythritol and stevia powder. Next mix in the soy milk and vanilla, and then the coconut flour. Add more coconut milk if the mix it too dry and crumbly – it should have a thick but syrupy texture. Turn off the heat, and add the oatmeal and coconut.
Let the mixture cool slightly, then press evenly into an 8″x8″ pan (I lined mine with parchment paper to avoid mess and to make it easy to lift out later). Once it’s completely cooled, slice into 12 protein bars, or 24-36 protein squares.
Coconut oatmeal protein bars, huzzah! They’ll stay fresh and moist in a ziplock bag or sealed container for a week or two in the fridge, or for months in the freezer.
(per 1/12th of protein bar recipe)
265 calories 85 mg sodium
15.9 g protein 2 mg potassium
15.3 g fat 5% vitamin A
18.3 g carbs 1% vitamin C
3.9 g fiber 10% calcium
1.4 g sugar 9% iron