These homemade low sugar protein packed bars are your new go to low-carb vegan keto snack hero. When you need a plant based protein-packed pick me up, or post workout snack these coconutty vegan keto protein bars pack a proverbial punch.
Simple to make, you’ll save a small fortune on expensive store-bought and so-called ‘healthy’ alternatives. Amp up your energy levels with this lean clean Kind & Keto recipe that you can trust.
Homemade Vegan Keto Protein Bars Recipe
Protein Bar Recipe Origins
Interesting that the first versions of today’s protein bars were destined to be ‘out of this world.’ Space food sticks “launched” in the 1960’s. Then space exploration went out of fashion. Athlete Brian Maxwell founded PowerBar in the late 80’s.
From humble beginnings handing his “perfect energy bars” out to marathon runners after their races, he went on to sell his company to Nestle in 2000 for almost $375 mil!!
How easy is this recipe to make?
The trickiest part of this of making these vegan keto protein bars is melting and tempering your velvety dark chocolate. Once you’ve perfected that, you’re set!
Will These Low Carb Protein Bars Break The Vegan Keto Bank?
No way! This is the best, most cost effective way to boost your energy with vegan keto protein bars you can trust. And you know exactly what has gone into it. Don’t skimp on the quality of the chocolate though.
Vegan Keto Secret Tip
Check your labels and be very careful buying plant based protein bars. Unfortunately many energy bars are laced with sugars that will very quickly kick you out of keto.
Also, while many labels say vegan friendly…in the dreaded fine print you could find that your product “may contain traces of eggs, milk and other very non-vegan bits.”
Look for brands with ethical values…and always look closely!
Really, you just need a food processor, a square or rectangular tin with a bit of depth and enough room in the freezer for your protein bar mixture to set!
Get into a protein bar cookup when you’re in an energetic mood!
This is a great thing to do in the morning before you have exercise planned, so you can have a super fresh superfood energy-packed snack before you begin!
Number Of Servings
6-8 bars (serves 6)
Net Carbs 15.7gPrint
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 2 tbsp hemp hearts
- 4 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp roughly ground flax seeds
- 1 cup dark chocolate
- Desiccated coconut, to garnish
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
- Melt the dark chocolate and set aside.
- Add the rest of the ingredients into the food processor and pulse to obtain a sticky mixture.
- Line a square pan with parchment paper and scoop the mixture, then press it with your fingers to obtain an even layer.
- Top with the melted chocolate, garnish with desiccated coconut and freeze for 30 minutes.
- Remove from the freezer, cut into bars and serve.
- Category: Snacks
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 548
- Fat: 36.2
- Carbohydrates: 15.7
- Protein: 9.9
Keywords: vegan keto protein bars
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