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Lemon Chia Seed Protein Bars square | 2 Cookin Mamas

LEMON CHIA SEED PROTEIN BARS

Easy to make protein bars with plenty of delicious lemony taste minus the high fat and sugar. Great for a healthy breakfast or snack.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 bars
Author Linda Warren

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup oat flour, about 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3 scoops vanilla protein powder for gluten-free use a brown rice or hemp protein powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Stevia extract
  • 2 whole eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (juice from about 2 lemons)
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon zest (zest from 2 lemons)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x9-inch baking dish with coconut oil.
  2. Using a food processor or blender (I use my Ninja blender and it works great), pour in 1 cup rolled oats and blend until it looks like a flour. It will produce about 3/4 cup oat flour.
  3. In a large bowl, blend all dry ingredients: flour, protein powder, salt, baking powder, chia seeds and stevia.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine remaining wet ingredients.
  5. Blend wet ingredients into dry and mix well.
  6. Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for 40 minutes. Cool then turn out on board and cut into bars.

Recipe Notes

When cool, I wrap each bar in plastic wrap and place in freezer. Whenever I want to bring one to work for an afternoon snack I just grab and go. This way they will keep for a few months.