20 Healthy Homemade Protein Bars Recipes, So Good You’ll Feel Guilty

have become fashionable in recent years, assuming that they are all healthy. However, many times this is far from reality. The protein bars available in the market contain a significant amount of sweeteners, flavorings, sugar, low quality oils and other chemical compounds.Chubby Hubby Homemade Protein Bars

Today I will talk about the solution to this problem. You do not have to stop consuming them. You can prepare them at home! They are easy and nutritious. In addition, complement your diet and boost your sports performance, making sure that the compounds are completely natural and of your preference.

20 homemade recipes of protein bars

These bars are very easy to make and all require a similar preparation. You must mix the ingredients until you get a dough, then bake in an appropriate mold for 15 to 20 minutes and you’re ready to eat. Preferably store them in a cool, dry place. Remember that because it is much more natural, it does not contain preservatives and its life time is less than that of a commercial bar.

1. Butter and Almonds

This bar contains sparks of chocolates that will help you satisfy your cravings with much less caloric intake than consuming a chocolate bar.

Ingredients for 12 servings:

  • 2 tablespoons isolate vanilla.
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut flour.
  • ½ cup of creamy almond butter.
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil.
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup.
  • 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips.

(per portion):

  • Calories: 138 kcal.
  • Protein: 7 grams.
  • Carbohydrates: 6 grams.
  • Fat: 11 grams.

 

2. Protein Bar Rich in Fiber

VitaFiber is slightly sweet syrup, but in reality it is a soluble fiber that contains very few calories and that will help improve your digestion.

Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • ¼ cup Whey protein isolate chocolate.
  • 2 tablespoons of VitaFiber syrup.
  • 1 tablespoon crushed walnuts.
  • 1 spoonful of cocoa powder.
  • 1 tablespoon of mini marshmallows.

Nutrition facts (per portion):

  • Calories: 246 Kcal.
  • Protein: 29 grams.
  • Carbohydrates: 38 grams.
  • Fat: 6 grams.

 

3. Creamy Protein Bar

This protein bar has a base of coconut butter and cashew nut that makes it very tasty. In addition, chocolate also adds a rich flavor, but only contains less than 10 grams of sugar per serving.

Ingredients for 6 servings:

  • ¾ cup of coconut oil.
  • 1½ tablespoons of cashew butter.
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons Whey protein isolate vanilla.
  • 3 tablespoons bitter chocolate.

Nutrition facts (per portion):

  • Calories: 273 kcal.
  • Protein: 9 grams.
  • Carbohydrates: 17 grams.
  • Fat: 15 grams.

 

4. Coconut Protein Bar and StrawberriesCoconut Protein Bar and Strawberries

This bar contains fresh fruits, which makes it very delicious. However, its duration is short. I recommend you use lyophilized or dehydrated strawberries to reduce the deterioration of the bar.

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 2 ½ cups of strawberries.
  • ¾ cup of coconut.
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • ¼ cup of almond milk without sugar.
  • 3 tablespoons of dark chocolate.

Nutrition facts (per portion):

  • Calories: 324 kcal.
  • Protein: 17 grams.
  • Carbohydrates: 21 grams.
  • Fat: 19 grams.

 

5. Granola Bar with Chocolate and Raspberry

With only about 200 calories per bar, you’ll get a good option for before or after your workout. In addition, it has an excellent balance of macronutrients.

Ingredients for 8 servings:

  • ½ cup of almond butter
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 1 cup of instant oatmeal.
  • 1 tablespoon Whey protein isolate of chocolate.
  • ¼ cup flaxseed.
  • ½ cup of raspberries

Nutrition facts (per portion):

  • Calories: 199 kcal.
  • Protein: 10 grams.
  • Carbohydrates: 20 grams.
  • Fat: 10 grams.

6. Vanilla Protein Bars with Cherry

This bar is similar to a cookie, but contains a greater amount of protein. You can replace the cherries with raisins or any type of dehydrated fruit.

Ingredients for 10 servings:

  • 1 cup of oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup of ground flaxseed.
  • 1/3 cup of coconut
  • 3 tablespoons of rice protein powder.
  • ½ cup of almond butter
  • ¼ cup of maple syrup.
  • 1 tablespoon of almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract.
  • 1/3 cup of dried cherries.

Nutrition facts (per portion):

  • Calories: 234 kcal.
  • Protein: 12 grams.
  • Carbohydrates: 21 grams.
  • Fat: 12 grams.

7. Chocolate Protein Bar with Peanut Butter

This crunchy peanut butter bar is an excellent alternative with a taste similar to a Snickers thanks to the mixture that peanut butter with chocolate, but of course with a high protein content.

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • ½ cup of whole grain rice.
  • ¼ cup of oatmeal.
  • 1 tablespoon Whey protein chocolate.
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons of PB2.
  • 1/8 teaspoon of fine sea salt
  • 28 grams of dark chocolate.

Nutrition facts (per portion):

  • Calories: 240 kcal.
  • Protein: 11 grams.
  • Carbohydrates: 22 grams.
  • Fat: 14 grams.

8. Protein Bar Brownies

Homemade Protein Bar BrowniesBrownie bars are the most popular, but they are also the least nutritious because of their high calorie and sugar content. Here is a recipe to transform this product into a healthy option.

Ingredients for 10 servings:

Dough:

  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of chickpeas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder.
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.
  • ¼ cup of coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of salt.
  • 1 tablespoon of whey protein.

Cover:

  • ½ cup of Greek yogurt without fat.
  • 2 tablespoons of egg whites.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter.
  • 1 tablespoon of whey protein.
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Nutrition facts (per portion):

  • Calories: 292 kcal.
  • Protein: 14 grams.
  • Carbohydrates: 39 grams.
  • Fat: 11 grams.

9. Almond Protein Bar

A good recipe to cover your cravings for sweets and chocolate, but without artificial colors or flavors. It is an important contribution of healthy fats for its content of almonds.

Ingredients for 6 people:

  • ¾ coconut cup without grating.
  • 2 tablespoons Whey protein isolate vanilla.
  • 2 ½ tablespoons of melted coconut oil.
  • 1/5 cup of almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons of agave syrup.
  • 18 whole almonds.
  • 56 grams of dark chocolate.

Nutrition facts (per portion):

  • Calories: 294 kcal.
  • Protei6: 13 grams.
  • Carbohydrates: 10 grams.
  • Fat: 21 grams.

10. Mint and Chocolate Protein Bar

A refreshing alternative to traditional bars for the flavor that gives the mint to this protein bar recipe. You must put the ingredients in a blender and then bake in an appropriate mold.

Ingredients for 12 people:

  • ½ cup of cashew
  • ½ cup of almonds.
  • ¾ Cup of Whey protein isolate vanilla.
  • ¼ cup of cocoa powder.
  • ½ teaspoon of mint extract.
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of almond milk without sugar.
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt

Nutrition facts (per portion):

  • Calories: 131 kcal.
  • Protein: 9 grams.
  • Carbohydrates: 15 grams.
  • Fat: 5 grams.

11. Unbaked Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Not all protein bars have to be baked. You can make a recipe much faster and with similar ingredients. Mix everything, flatten and leave them in the refrigerator.

Ingredients for 16 servings:

  • 4 ½ cups of oatmeal.
  • 1 1/3 cups of peanut butter.
  • 1 cup of coconut cream
  • 5 tablespoons vanilla whey protein.

Nutrition facts (per portion):

  • Calories: 290 kcal.
  • Protein: 16 grams.
  • Carbohydrates: 22 grams.
  • Fat: 16 grams.

12. Quinoa Protein Bar

Quinoa Protein Bar recipesThis looks like a common granola bar, however, it is actually a protein bar with ingredients that are super foods such as quinoa, chickpea and protein powder.

Ingredients for 12 servings:

  • ¼ cup walnuts, finely chopped.
  • ¼ cup of quinoa, uncooked.
  • 1/3 cup of chickpeas.
  • 1/3 cup dried pineapple, finely chopped.
  • 1 scoop Whey protein isolate vanilla.
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt.
  • ¼ cup of white chocolate sparks.
  • Shell of 1 large lime.
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 large egg white.

Nutrition facts (per portion):

  • Calories: 114 kcal.
  • Protein: 4 grams.
  • Carbohydrates: 15 grams.
  • Fat: 5 grams.

13. Vegan Protein Bars

This vegan protein bar is easy to make and the taste is incredible. You can consume it without any guilt since all its ingredients do not come from animals. On the contrary, if you are not vegan you can use whey protein or casein.

Ingredients for 10 servings:

  • 1/3 cup toasted almond butter
  • 1 1/8 cup of almond milk.
  • 1 teaspoon of stevia extract.
  • Peel of a lemon.
  • 8 tablespoons vanilla rice protein powder.
  • ½ cup of oatmeal.

Nutrition facts (per portion):

  • Calories: 130 kcal.
  • Protein: 15 grams.
  • Carbohydrates: 9 grams.
  • Fat: 5 grams.

14. Hemp Protein Bars

Hemp is a great alternative in nutritional terms that is often overlooked. Here I leave a rich recipe that includes this important ingredient. In addition, this bar contains blackberries and cherries, both excellent antioxidants that prevent cancer among other degenerative diseases.

Ingredients for 12 servings:

  • 1 ½ cups of chocolate powder hemp protein.
  • ½ cup of hemp hearts, without peel.
  • ½ cup of cocoa powder.
  • ½ cup of walnuts ground
  • ½ cup of pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup of ground chia seeds.
  • ¼ cup of dried blackberries.
  • 2 tablespoons of spirulina powder.
  • ¼ teaspoon of sea salt.
  • ½ cup of sour cherries.
  • 5 tablespoons of melted coconut oil.
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter.
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutrition facts (per portion):

  • Calories: 352 kcal.
  • Protein: 12 grams.
  • Carbohydrates: 40 grams.
  • Fat: 19 grams.

15. Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Peanut Butter Protein BarsThis is another recipe for a peanut butter protein bar. It contains oats, an important cereal rich in vitamins and minerals. You must mix the ingredients until you get a dough, then bake in an appropriate mold.

Ingredients for 10 servings:

  • 2 2/3 cups of oatmeal.
  • 5 tablespoons Whey protein isolate of chocolate.
  • 6 tablespoons honey.
  • ½ cup of almond milk without sugar.
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • ¼ cup peanuts

Nutrition facts (per portion):

  • Calories: 380 kcal.
  • Protein: 21 grams.
  • Carbohydrates: 62 grams.
  • Fat: 7 grams.

16. Banana and Chocolate Protein Bars

This is a very creative protein bar recipe because of the mixture of its ingredients that is not common to find in this type of products, but when you try it you will notice its exquisite flavor.

Ingredients for 10 servings:

  • 2/3 cup of oatmeal.
  • ½ cup of raw buckwheat grain, ground in flour.
  • ½ cup of chopped nuts
  • ¼ cup of grated coconut.
  • 3 tablespoons of chia seeds.
  • 3 tablespoons of mini dark chocolate sparks.
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon.
  • ¼ teaspoon fine-grained sea salt
  • ¾ cup of ripe banana puree.
  • ½ cup of peanut butter.
  • ¼ cup of coconut nectar syrup.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutrition facts (per portion):

  • Calories: 263 kcal.
  • Protein: 7 grams.
  • Carbohydrates: 28 grams.
  • Fat: 15 grams.

17. Black Bean Protein Bar

Black beans are a very nutritious food, excellent for your pre and post training for its content of carbohydrates, proteins and minerals.

Ingredients for 8 servings:

  • 1 ½ cups of black beans.
  • 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder.
  • 7 tablespoons of chocolate protein powder.
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt.
  • 1/3 cup of pure maple syrup.
  • 1 drops of stevia.
  • 3 ½ tablespoons of coconut or vegetable oil.
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract.
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder.
  • 1/3 cup of chocolate chips

Nutrition facts (per portion):

  • Calories: 129 kcal.
  • Protein: 7 grams.
  • Carbohydrates: 16 grams.
  • Fat: 4 grams.

18. Chia and Lemon Seed Protein Bar

Chia and Lemon Seed Protein BarThis bar is pleasant and light, a good alternative to those protein bars containing corn butter and chocolate. Thanks to the chia seeds you can improve your digestion at the same time you will obtain a better sport performance.

Ingredients for 8 servings:

  • 1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour.
  • 2 tablespoons of whey protein.
  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of poppy seeds.
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder.
  • ½ teaspoon of salt.
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon peel.
  • 1½ cups Greek yogurt without fat.
  • ¾ cup of apple compote without sugar.
  • 1 tablespoon of canola oil.
  • 2 ½ teaspoons of lemon extract.
  • 2 eggs

Nutrition facts (per portion):

  • Calories: 125 kcal.
  • Protein: 10 grams.
  • Carbohydrates: 15 grams.
  • Fat: 3 grams.

19. Ginger and Cheese Bar

This bar requires a little more work since you must prepare your base and then the cheesecake, but it is so rich that it will be worth the effort. It contains a significant amount of fiber and all the benefits of ginger (antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, etc).

Ingredients for 16 servings:

Cortex:

  • ½ cup of almonds.
  • ½ cup of ground flaxseed.
  • ½ cup of quinoa flakes.
  • ¼ cup of coconut flour.
  • ¼ cup coconut without grating.
  • 3 egg whites.
  • 1 tablespoon chopped ginger.

Cheesecake:

  • 1 ½ cup of cottage cheese
  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt without fat.
  • 1 cup low-fat cream cheese
  • ½ cup of coconut butter
  • 4 tablespoons of vanilla whey protein.
  • ¼ cup of chopped ginger.
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 sheet of gelatin.

Nutrition facts (per portion):

  • Calories: 281 kcal.
  • Protein: 19 grams.
  • Carbohydrates: 23 grams.
  • Fat: 13 grams.

20. Zapallo Protein Bar

When you feel tempted to buy a protein bar in the market, try to prepare this recipe instead. Contains as a base ingredient the squash which is rich in beta carotene, vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients for 9 servings:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree.
  • ¼ cup of maple syrup.
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract.
  • ½ cup of coconut flour
  • 1 scoop Whey protein isolate vanilla.
  • ¼ cup ground flax seed.
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon.
  • ¼ teaspoon of baking soda.
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg.
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt.
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves.

Nutrition facts (per portion):

  • Calories: 154 kcal.
  • Protein: 8 grams.
  • Carbohydrates: 19 grams.
  • Fat: 5 grams

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