Everything’s Good Protein Bar

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on November 17, 2010

I started off planning to make muffins but went in a completely different direction. These bars are loaded with healthy fats, B vitamins, fiber, protein, phytonutrients, iron, manganese, omegas… the list keeps going and going. They’re absolutely delicious with a tall, cold glass of almond milk. Great for an after workout snack or breakfast on the go.

Ingredients

¼ cup raw honey – if you want your bars to be solid at room temp (I love to eat mine frozen) cut the honey to 2 Tbsp
3 Tbsp nut butter (almond, peanut, etc)
½ cup blackstrap molasses
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
2 cup Perky’s crunchy flax
1 cup puffed millet, rice, amaranth, or quinoa
½ cup Sprouted buckwheat (I used Kaia Foods Raisin Cinnamon Buckwheat Granola)
1 cup hemp seeds
½ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup pumpkin seeds
3 Tbsp sesame seeds
1 ½ cup coconut
¼ cup almonds, lightly ground with “S” blade in food processor
3 Tbsp flax seed meal
3 Tbsp chia seed, ground (coffee grinder works best)
1 cup raisins, chopped
1 Tbsp coconut o

Directions

  1. Combine cereal, puffed grain, seeds, coconut, nuts, raisins and flax meal, and salba in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine honey, nut butter, molasses and cinnamon and heat until well combined. Do not allow to boil and continue stirring.
  3. Pour heated sugar mixture onto the dry ingredients until mixed through.
  4. Lightly oil a cookie pan with coconut oil and  press the mixture firmly until distributed
  5. Cover, place in the fridge overnight
  6. Cut bars, wrap in saran individually and place in freezer
  7. Will keep up to a month. Tasty eaten frozen or thawed

Nut allergy: Replace almond with extra sesame seeds. Can use tahini or pumpkin butter in replace of nut butter

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Juli Mitschke

Loooooooved these bars! I just stumbled across your site! I am in HEAVEN! This was the first recipe I have made so far and they were delicious. I made some substitutions:

I used dates and mini dark chocolate chips
I used a different flax cereal then what was reccommended
I left out the selba seed – what the heck is selba seed????
~I am out in the boonies of saskatchewan canada, certain things are hard to find~
Look forward to trying all the recipes :)

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Glad you liked them, Juli! Dates would be great in those bars, good substitution :) Salba seed = chia seeds. Do you have a bulk barn nearby? That’s where I get a lot of the ingredients for the blog.

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Juli Mitschke

Salba seed is chia seed hey! WELL i have that! Costco is selling it ;) I will make sure to add that in next time!

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Nice! Sorry for the confusion. Enjoy the bars :)

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Mindy

These look great. My kids have nut allergies, any thoughts on subs for the almonds? I almost think I could leave them out and the bars would still be great. I just stumbled upon your site and love what you have created. YUM!!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hey Mindy! You could replace with an equal amount of sunflower seeds :)

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Mindy

oops…just read the note at the bottom. Thanks for thinking ahead :) Sesame seeds it is.

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