Vanilla & Blueberry Protein Energy Bars

Vanilla & Blueberry Protein Energy Bars

These vanilla & blueberry protein energy bars are great for a breakfast on the go, a snack between meals or a pre or post workout snack, and they are packed with super foods which will nourish you from the inside out.

 

The topping of the bars is changeable and optional to suit your taste and needs but makes them look awesome (in my opinion!!) and adds a great texture.

 

The nutrition stats of the bars will depend on how big you make them: if you slice the mixture into 6 then they will provide a satisfying 299 calories and 12g of protein; They are like a mini-meal on the go and perfect for breakfast. If you bake these bars in a square pan and slice them into 9 pieces then they will be just 199 kcal and will provide 8g of protein.

 

Thanks to the seeds these bars are high in healthy fats and thanks to the oats and fruit the bars provide slow releasing energy, keeping you fuelled for longer!

 
Vanilla Energy Protein Bars
Vanilla Energy Protein Bars

 

Do let me know if you make this recipe and what you think of it!

Vanilla & Blueberry Protein Energy Bars

Ingredients

  • 180g (2 cups) rolled oats
  • 30g (1 scoop) vanilla whey protein*
  • 120g (3/4-1 cup) pumpkin seeds
  • 2 medium bananas
  • 80g (4 tbsp) honey
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/4 tsp salt

TOPPING:

  • 70g (1/2 cup) nuts/seeds e.g. sunflower
  • 100g berries e.g. blueberries

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 175 degrees C and add all the ingredients into a food processor (minus the sunflower seeds and blueberries)
  2. Once combined, pour the mixture into a silicone loaf tray** or baking tray lined with baking paper (not grease proof paper!). Level out top with the back of a wet spoon
  3. Bake for 10 minutes
  4. Remove from the oven and sprinkle on the sunflower seeds and blueberries, pressing them into the bar base
  5. Bake for an extra 15 minutes before allowing to cool and slicing into bars. Wrap the bars in cling film or grease proof paper and store in the fridge for freshness

Notes

*I used My Protein Vanilla Whey Protein. I use protein powder in some of my recipes to increase the satiating effect of them (leaving you feeling fuller for longer!). If you don’t have protein powder simply use ground almonds or white hot chocolate powder instead.

**Use a silicone square baking tray  for square bars and a silicone loaf tray  for longer bars (like mine!).

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 199

% Daily Value

Total Fat 10 g

15%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g

7%

Protein 8 g

16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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14 Comments

  1. January 16, 2015 / 9:11 pm

    These look delicious! Would love to try them out sometime, but I need to purchase some protein powder first.

    Kathryn
    nimblenote.blogspot.com

  2. claire
    January 19, 2015 / 1:12 pm

    Hi,

    I cant have dairy- would Hemp protein be good?? Could you add ground flaxseed, chai seends etc also??

    Claire x

    • January 19, 2015 / 5:33 pm

      Yes! Someone else added extra seeds.. and yes if the mix seems too dry at more nut milk with your hemp protein (I like the Sativa – 15% off in the side bar box with code NIC15!!) XX

  3. January 19, 2015 / 4:39 pm

    I’m always looking for new snack bar recipes, will be saving these for when Trevor starts his triathlon training season in the Spring.

    • January 19, 2015 / 5:32 pm

      Do let me know how they turn out for you 🙂

  4. Amber
    January 21, 2015 / 10:02 pm

    I can’t have nuts or seeds – are there any good alternatives to the coconut oil and seeds in the main recipie? Thanks 🙂

    • January 25, 2015 / 5:57 pm

      Hello! Use vegetable oil and goji berries instead 🙂 x

  5. January 25, 2015 / 5:29 pm

    These look amazing!! I’ll have to try them, might add some goji berries or something to them too!

    Poppy x

  6. February 11, 2015 / 11:14 am

    These are so delicious and easy to make! Will definitely be making them again and I look forward to trying more of your recipes 🙂

  7. Karen
    August 16, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    Wow, these bars are just amazing! I snuck a frozen raspberry in to the middle of each one and it almost melted into the bars as they baked. Delish.

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