Super Seed Chocolate Protein Bars. Vegan Glutenfree Recipe

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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. 


Vegan Super Seed Chocolate Protein Bars

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 .



Super Seed Chocolate Protein Bars
Allergen Information: free of Dairy, egg, corn, soy, gluten. Use other plant milks to make nut-free
Makes 8 skinny 3 by 1.5 inch bars.

Ingredients:
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 or more Tbsp 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

Method:
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.

Approximate:            
Total: 863(Cal) 65(carbs) 53(fat gms) 45(protein)
Per Serving: 108(cal) 8(carbs) 7(fat) 6(protein)


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22 comments:

  1. what a great alternative to store bought protein bars. i love that they are chocolatey, too!

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  2. Wow, these look awesome, and so much protein! Homemade protein bars are just so much better, with the added bonus of being customizable (to add extra chocolate of course). :D

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  3. These look absolutely delicious and healthy!! Making these soon thanks!

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  4. making these for a get together tonight with friends, none of whom is vegan:) I've put your blog forward for the award - good luck - I really hope you're chosen x

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    1. Awesome! thank you Christine! hope everyone loves these bites:)

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  5. I'm always on the lookout for a healthy snack to have in my bag, especially when travelling. These look like they'd fit the bill perfectly. Thanks!

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  6. What can be used as a substitute for coconut oil?

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  7. Love following your Facebook page, and all the recipes you share! With my many diet restrictions, it is wonderful to see delicious new recipe ideas. These bars look fabulous, and a perfect snack with all the protein! Yum, Hugs, Terra

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  8. These chocolate protein bars are awesome, going to share with my friends!!:)

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  9. Is it possible to use honey instead of maple sirup? Thank you very much for reply. Tereza

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    1. yes you can use honey or other similar thick sweet syrups.

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  10. Is it possible to use honey instead of maple sirup? Thank you very much for reply. Tereza

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  11. I made these with an unsweetened chocolate bar (what I had in the cupboard) and it turned out great. I used honey instead of maple syrup. Not a vegan. Yum!

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    1. awesome! so glad you liked them!

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  12. These are so good! Seriously, the best treat I've made in a while.

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  13. Can I use 85% dark chocolate?
    Thank you

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    1. sure, if you like the dark bitter taste. you can add a bit of sweetener/sugar to balance it out if needed. i've made them with half choc chips and half 70% dark chocolate

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  14. Are those sesame seeds roasted? Thanks

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