No-bake protein bars filled with the flavor of banana bread. These banana nut protein bars are vegan, gluten-free, no added sugar, and SO easy to make. These bars will be your new favorite snack.
I am slowly going through my archives to update and re-photograph recipes I made YEARS ago when I first started Healthy Helper. Some I totally forgot about, but then I’ll have people tag me on Pinterest or Instagram having made something and I’m immediately reminded of how good some of those old recipes are.
One of my post popular recipes are these No-Bake Banana Nut Protein Bars.
These bars take less than 10 minutes to make and are the perfect healthy alternative to store bought protein bars. Let’s face it, most protein bars nowadays (even the vegan ones!) are glorified candy bars.
But not these homemade bars!
No-Bake Banana Nut Protein Bars
- have no added sugar
….and taste like homemade banana bread!
No need to turn on your oven to satisfy that banana bread craving.
No-Bake Banana Nut Vegan Protein Bars
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 8 bars 1x
2 ripe bananas
2 tbsp coconut or almond flour
1/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup raw almonds, chopped
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 tbsp maple syrup, optional
Blend all ingredients, together in a food processor until just combined (some bigger chunks of almonds can be left!).
Place mixture on parchment paper and form into a rectangle. Refrigerate the mixture for at least one hour. Remove mixture from refrigerator and slice into 8 bars.
Wrap each bar in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator or freezer.
If you’re not a fan of almonds & almond butter, you can use peanut butter and peanuts instead!
Keywords: snacks, healthy snacks, banana, almonds, healthy treats, vegan, gluten-free, no added sugar, no-bake, protein, protein bar
These taste like freshly baked banana bread without even having to turn on the oven. They are dense, soft, and naturally sweet without any added sugar. I love the different textures from the chewy oats and the crunchy nuts. Plus, they are peanut-free, so they are safe to make for a kids or adults with peanut allergies.
The mix of complex carbs from the oats, healthy fats from the almonds and almond butter, high quality protein from the vegan protein powder, and sweet, fruity flavor from the bananas combines to make one amazing snack. I like keeping these in the refrigerator or even the freezer so they are a little denser when I go to eat them.
I hate to say it, but if I had time to make homemade bars all the time, I don’t know if I’d ever by a bar again!
Definitely give these a try and tag me (@HealthyHelper if you make them!)
Have you ever made homemade protein bars?
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