Great tasting healthy bars for energy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 bars
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 13x9-inch baking dish.

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  • Mix oats, sunflower seeds, coconut, brown sugar, cinnamon, and sea salt together in a large bowl.

  • Stir yogurt, peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl until smooth; add to oats mixture and stir to coat. Mix protein powder and chocolate into the resulting mixture; spread into prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in preheated oven until browned, about 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

The bars will be chewy after cooling. To make bars crunchy, cut into bars, arrange on a baking sheet, and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

330 calories; protein 23.8g; carbohydrates 25.5g; fat 15.9g; cholesterol 8.9mg; sodium 243.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2015
I LOVE these! I substituted Coconut Sugar for Brown sugar Seed butter for Peanut butter and Flax seeds for sunflower seeds. I have made plenty of granola bars for the kids; these are by far their favourite! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/02/2017
We did not really like this. But I'm still giving it a 3star simply because I think this recipe has merit and I can understand why others loved it. The downside of this recipe for me was the protein powder... I could taste it at every bite and I absolutely hate the taste of protein powder. This is a good recipe for those who are used to this type of low sugar snack. But we like the good ol'fashioned homemade granola bars.... a little bit healthy but also a little bit not. Read More
(2)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2015
I LOVE these! I substituted Coconut Sugar for Brown sugar Seed butter for Peanut butter and Flax seeds for sunflower seeds. I have made plenty of granola bars for the kids; these are by far their favourite! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2017
Fantastic! Now, this is the part where I say I love the recipe but radically changed it...I added an egg (instead of protein powder), dark chocolate chips (instead of chocolate bar), honey (instead of brown sugar), butterscotch chips, raisins, a cup of shredded carrot and flax seed meal. Baked for about 20 minutes. They are a little crumbly -- but delicious. I've eaten 7 little bars already. You know, to test them. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2018
These taste so much better than store-bought protein bars (no fake taste) and are super easy. I skipped the brown sugar and chocolate and used butter instead of coconut oil. I hand-calculated and that puts 16 bars at 210 calories each, less fat than the original, and 15 gr protein (using the vanilla soy protein powder from Trader Joe's.) They also are MUCH cheaper (under 50 cents each) from regular protein bars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2015
They're actually in the oven crisping now. We added chia and flax seeds broken up banana chips craisins honey rather than maple syrup subbed one cup granola to the oatmeal and added a dash of nutmeg. I didn't use the chocolate or protein powder. They were pretty thick I cut one and it pretty much fell apart but the kids loved the taste. They definitely want more of these! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/01/2017
We did not really like this. But I'm still giving it a 3star simply because I think this recipe has merit and I can understand why others loved it. The downside of this recipe for me was the protein powder... I could taste it at every bite and I absolutely hate the taste of protein powder. This is a good recipe for those who are used to this type of low sugar snack. But we like the good ol'fashioned homemade granola bars.... a little bit healthy but also a little bit not. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2015
Yum.. made these per recipe. Great tasting. I did crisp them up a bit after the initial baking.. they would have been very soft without it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2020
Pretty good. I subbed monk sugar for brown sugar, butter for coconut oil, honey for maple syrup, chocolate flavored protein powder for vanilla, Lily's chocolate chips for baking chocolate and added reduced sugar craisins. I baked half of them for 15 min and did the other half an additional 15 min. I think the ones cooked for just 1 round of 15 minutes are better. I wrapped individually in cellophane and keep them in the fridge. Next time I'm going to try with maple syrup and add more craisins. Wish they had more protein and less carbs but still better than most store bought protein bars. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2018
This is a great recipe one that allows you to add extra nuts etc. if you wish. I didn't have any protein powder so I substituted some milled flax and about a 1/4 cup flour. I also added an egg as someone suggested. I also cut them and baked them again as the editor's note suggests. I will definitely make them again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2020
I love the flavours in this bar. I was so glad to find a recipe that didn’t contain bananas. I took off one star because I couldn’t incorporate the full cup of protein powder, the batter was too dry and crumbly, so I stirred in about an extra ¼ cup of yogurt, and that did the trick. Other than that, I made it as directed, except I only had unflavoured protein powder, so I doubled the vanilla and cinnamon. I greased the baking dish really well and pressed the batter down firmly. I baked mine 20 minutes as it wasn’t very brown at 15 minutes. I cut into squares while still warm and couldn’t wait for it to cool off, and I had no problem getting the first square out of the pan in one piece and it didn’t fall apart. So delicious. I will be making these again for sure. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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