Gluten Free Protein Bars

This bar is not low-calorie, but it is healthier calories and the nutrients are high and the protein per bar is around 8 grams.

I was craving a protein bar, but not just any bar, one with lots of goodies and crunchies and I just love a bar that is chopped full of stuff.   I love seeds and nuts so this was perfect.  I had found a recipe I liked but then lost it so I went off of memory and added in some of the things I wanted in a bar.  I wanted lots of nutrients.   My initial batch I accidentally put in 1/4 cup honey and 1/4 cup of agave so my sweetness was doubled and boy was  it sweet.   I like the benefits of honey so I wasn’t sad about it at all and may just make it again.  If you find it isn’t sweet enough with the 1/4 cup then double it.  why not honey is healthy and agave is low glycemic.

1 cup almonds ( health benefits)

1/4 cup chia seeds ( health benefits)

1/4 cup flax seeds ( health benefits)

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, shelled ( health benefits)

1/4 cup sunflower seeds ( health benefits)

1/2 cup  raisins ( health benefits)

½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut ( health benefits)

½ cup  almond butter (see health benefits almonds)

½ cup coconut oil ( health benefits)

1/4 cup honey ( health benefits)

2-3 teaspoons vanilla extract (taste only)

Put this all into a food processor and pulse until you have the consistency you want.  I wanted my ingredients mainly whole so I just pulsed until all combined well.  I then patted into a glass dish and put into the fridge to set.  They are a softer bar when cutting but hold well when eating.   I might play around with more ingredients like goji berries or dates instead of honey for sweetener.  it’s a throw in what you like bar really

see all the wonderful chunks of seeds and nuts

see all the wonderful chunks of seeds and nuts

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