Strawberry Coconut Protein Bars

I promise I have been eating other real meals, and not just protein bars and protein breads like I have been posting ;)

It’s just that I have been able to come up with quite a few good recipes, and am on a mission to not buy packaged protein bars!

This week I discovered coconut flour. I never bought it because I thought I would hate the taste (sometimes I do not like coconut flavor). But, you never know until you give it a try!

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I got this Let’s Do Organic Coconut Flour from Whole Paycheck for about $5.

I am loving the nutrition facts: Did you know that coconut flour is mostly fiber?! It contains 6 grams of fiber per 2 Tbsp. serving (and 2 g fat, 3 g protein). There is a decent amount of protein in the flour considering the small serving size. AND coconut flour is a good source of iron. Who knew!?

Anyway, let’s move on to the recipe!

coconut protein bar recipe

Strawberry Coconut Protein Bars/Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup almond meal
  • 2-4 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 scoops protein powder (vanilla–whatever brand you prefer–I used whey)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tbsp. stevia
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or skim milk)
  • 1-2 Tbsp. ground flax seed
  • 1/3-1/2 cup chopped strawberries (I used frozen strawberries)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease an 8×8 baking dish with olive oil spray.
  2. Mix all ingredients except fruit until the coconut flour is no longer in clumps.
  3. Stir in the fruit. Pour into baking dish and bake about 27-30 minutes.

Note: I turned my oven down to 325 F halfway through baking because I thought the edges were getting a little dark too soon.

strawberry protein bars homemade

Nutrition Facts (1 bar; 9 bars per recipe): Approx. 105 calories, 4 g fat, 9 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 2.5 g sugar, 7 g protein

Perfect! They taste like a dessert. In the future, I might reduce the stevia and not even put the honey in because I could tolerate them being less sweet.

Comments

    • says

      Haha! I know. I usually eat 2 bars at a time for snacks. But, it is hard to resist! They do keep you fuller so it is a little easier. :)

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