Vegan Protein Bars


As with the hot chocolate, there are always pre-made versions (like http://www.amazon.com/tag/vegan%20protein%20bar), but where’s the fun in that? Besides, they are a bit expensive as well. I have heard that most Clif and Luna bars (you’d have to check the ingredients) are vegan and they aren’t too expensive, but like I said, where’s the fun?
There is a recipe from ChooseVeg.com that goes as follows:

  • 3 tablespoon Peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoon vegan maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoon Dark vegan brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoon ground soy nuts
  • 12 tablespoon vegan milk (soy,rice,almond … etc) 
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoon Flax seed meal
  • 3 tablespoon oatmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Vitamin cup powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Heat the soy milk, peanut butter, maple syrup and brown vegan sugar in a small pan on the stove top. Slowly add the remaining ingredients into the pan.

Pour the mixture into a shallow 9×6 pan lined with plastic wrap, smooth out the mixture evenly by pressing down with another piece of plastic wrap. Place in the freezer for about one hour. Cut up into small individual bars.
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I have made these myself and they are great. I did however alter the recipe a little for my own convenience … here is my version:

  • 3 tablespoon Peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoon vegan maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoon Dark vegan brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon Raisins/Craisins and/or chopped nuts (Walnuts)
  • 12 tablespoon vegan vanilla/chocolate soymilk
  • 3 tablespoon ground Flax seed
  • 3 tablespoon oatmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Vegetarian Protein/vitamin powder

Notes:I have been putting the bars straight into the fridge overnight rather than in the freezer and that seems to work ok. When heating the bars, it shouldn’t take too long. After all the ingredients are mixed properly it should have about the consistency of dough. The bars (assuming you don’t use chocolate which I have yet to do) should be the color of peanut butter. There is not anything in there that really needs much cooking, so you could probably take them out a little after all the ingredients have been mixed properly in the pan. Depending on how big you cut them this makes a few bars (for me six, relatively thick bars about 2 by 2 inches).

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