Easy No Bake Cinnamon Raisin Protein Bars
It’s been quite a while since I made some protein bars and I was really missing them! Even though these are mouthwateringly delicious, I found the protein bread I make superior to the bars because it can go for a few hours without being refrigerated. But, the bars are so quick and easy to make I have no excuse not to keep making them. Anyone can make them, and they are so much cheaper and better for you than almost anything you can buy in the store.
Except for a couple of brands, most store-bought bars are usually full of junk you don’t want to put in your body, like sugar alcohols, soy proteins, oils, unnecessary fats, sugars. Some even commit the cardinal sin of fat loss by using high fructose corn syrup! Another thing to watch out for is that some bars claim to be protein bars when they only contain 5 grams of protein…and cheap soy protein at that! Protein bars tend to cost over $2 a pop, unless they are nearing or past their expiration dates, so they are put on sale. That can still add up to literally hundreds of dollars per year. The good news is you can make this recipe for only $2, and it renders 3 bars. Talk about saving money!
By the way, you can feel great about putting these protein bars in your body because they are made with EFX Sports Pure Whey or Protein 6. They have some of the highest and most stringent quality standards in the entire industry, so you know these proteins are exactly what the labels say they are.
- 3 scoops of vanilla Pure Whey or Protein 6 (I’m not using Isolate for these because it is less ‘bulky’)
- 2 tbsp. coconut flour 1 small box of raisins (1.5 oz.)
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ¼ cup water + 2 tbsp. water
- 1 packet of stevia (optional) Parchment or wax paper, or tin foil
Put the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. You can either add the raisins into the mix, or you can put them on top of the bars after they are formed. Now add the ¼ cup of water and stir with a fork until it turns in chunks. Add a few more a few drops at a time, mix, a few drops at a time, mix, until you feel you have the right consistency to form the bars. It’s important to keep your hands wet for the next step so the mixture doesn’t stick to them. Grab a third of the mixture and roll it like a clay log, then lay it on your parchment paper. Do this 2 more times. Re-wet your hands, and then slide your fingers over the bars to smooth them out. Press the raisins into the tops of the bars (if you didn’t mix them in), and put them in the freezer for 30 minutes. You can leave them in the freezer, but take them out a little bit before you want to eat them. They will stay yummy in the freezer for about 3 days…if you can keep them there for that long!
Makes 3 bars
Protein: 26.1 g
Fat: 3.4 g
Carbs: 21 g
Fiber: 4.2 g