Flourless Banana Raspberry Protein Bars (Vegan)

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Flourless Banana Raspberry Protein Bars (Vegan)

Well, hello everyone! It’s been quite a while since I have posted here and I know that if you have read my blog posts in the past, I’m pretty bad at keeping consistent with my recipe posts. I am mostly active on Instagram, so feel free to check out all my recent recipes there. I am going through a major life makeover, I mean, shouldn’t we all have that?! None the less, you’re probably here for the food right?

I came upon making these when I realized that being vegan has made me a sweet tooth freak. Quite literally I have become a walking sugar freaak. I can’t get away from it. I simply cannot. For anyone in my position, I’m sure you are also all over pinterest (or the like) looking for ways to run away from the damn thing. 
Okay okay, we all know that added sugar isn’t good for us and the daily recommendation according to the AHA(American Heart Association) is 6 teaspoons of sugar for women & 9 teaspoons of sugar for men. And I’m sure they aren’t really recommending added sugars. So what the heck do we eat to indulge ourselves? Well my friends, foods that are whole and naturally sweet are what we must stick to! 

While Daniel (my best friend) was making dinner, I decided to make something sweet but healthy as ****. I came up with this recipe following another recipe, but completely changing half of the ingredients. To my surprise, they came out perfect AND delicious!!

These banana raspberry protein bars are:
  • flourless 
  • vegan
  • oil free option! (just omit that coconut oil for the chocolate drizzle)
  • perfect post workout treat
  • healthy
  • delicious
  • protein packed
  • added sugar free
  • SO EASY
The texture is definitely not to substitute a chocolate protein bar or cookie, but it will definitely and most importantly in my case (and many of yours), curb the sweet tooth. Did I mention that these are incredibly easy to make?
Heres the recipe!

Flourless Banana Raspberry Protein Bars

Yields: 9
Ingredients:
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup applesauce 
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter powder (may sub with more oats)
  • 1/2 cup protein powder of your choice (I used a superfood blend)
  • 1/4 cup non dairy milk
  • 1/2 cup dried bluberries
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate morsels
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • dash of salt (optional)
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolates morsels, melted
  • 1 tsp unrefined coconut oil
  • raspberries, for topping

Directions: 

  1. Heat over 350 degrees.
  2. Mash the 3 bananas in a small bowl. 
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients (except for the other 1/4 cup chocolate morsels, coconut oil, and raspberries) and mix until well combined.
  4. In a 9×9 or 9×13 pan, spread the mixture evenly.
  5. Bake them in the oven for about 20 minutes. 
  6. Meanwhile, heat dark chocolate morsels over stove stop or microwave until melted. OPTIONAL: Mix in coconut oil once chocolate has melted. Set aside.
  7. The bars should look golden brown. That means they are done. Allow them to cool for about 5 minutes. 
  8. Remove from tray and drizzle over chocolate and top with fresh raspberries. Enjoy!
If you happen to make these, take some pics and tag me on my IG!
xx,
Minty Anne

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