Happy Monday you all!
Hubbs is training to summit Mt Rainier this Summer(3 day round trip). He goes for long Hikes every weekend. The past few weeks, he has been bored the protein bars. He picks up varieties from here and there, but a lot of them are similar. Some of them also don’t work out well with the odd additives in them. He isn’t too fond of protein powders and smoothies(which anyway do not survive long hikes). Hence, these bars.
These bars are full of seeds, can be made without nuts, are smaller servings and very liked by hubbs who was tired of eating date and nut based bars. Super easy to put together as well.
Change them up to add some dates for volume and also so the bars can hold more seeds. Make them raw with coconut oil and cocoa or change them up to preference.
We now have to figure out high calorie meals for him. Hikers and travelers, any tips will be appreciated!
Each 2 bite bar has 6 gms of protein. If you make these larger like a 50 gm protein bar then About 12 gms protein per bar.
More snack bars
Nut Butter Chocolate chunk Protein Bars.
Banana Oat Cashew Quick Bread Bar
Add Protein powders to these No Bake Truffles:- Coconut, gingerbread, chocolate, candy cane
for a savory change, Hubbs also takes along these Chana Masala Spiced salted Nuts
and this Savory Sriracha Peanut Millet Granola
Oh and last 2 days to enter recommendations for your favorite food blogs (Me Me ! :)) in the Vegan woman’s 2014 food blog guide! Drop them here .
- 1 Tbsp solid coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp almond milk or other non dairy milk.
- 1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- a pinch of salt
- 2 Tbsp Pumpkin or sunflower seeds
- 2 Tbsp Chia seeds
- 2 Tbsp flax seeds
- 2 Tbsp Hemp seeds or sunflower or almond meal or other seeds
- 1/4 cup Sesame seeds or use hemp seeds for more protein
- 4 tbsp or more protein powder of choice optional, add more seeds if omitting protein powder to get thicker bars
- For variations: Use spices like cinnamon ginger, cloves, chili
In a pan, heat the coconut oil, maple and almond milk. Switch off heat once it starts to bubble.
Add the chocolate and mix. Let sit for 2 minute and then whisk until melted and smooth.
Add the vanilla and salt and mix in.
Pulse the pumpkin, chia, flax and hemp in a blender to make a coarse meal.
Add the seed mixture and sesame seeds to the melted chocolate. Mix to combine.
Add protein powder if using and mix.
Spread on parchment using a spatula. Chill until set. slice and keep refrigerated for weeks.
Or wrap individually and carry.
nutritional values based on one serving