Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Saintly Tuesdays - Dark Chocolate Coconut Protein Bars

I hate the protein bars you buy in shops. Take one look at the ingredients and, generally, they are overloaded with rubbish and added extras you need a Chemistry degree to understand.

The simple fact of the matter is - homemade protein bars are a GAZILLION times better. Not only do they taste yummier (no artificial ingredients here!), but you can also guarantee that they are much, much healthier.

These Dark Chocolate Coconut Protein Bars are bursting with flavour and are so tasty that I couldn't help but eat half of the raw batter. Made with tastes and oats, then sweetened with honey, they are a fantastic post-workout treat that I have come to make week in, week out.

Homemade Protein Bars Recipe

If you do spend a fortune on shop-bought protein bars, then try these. You will never go back.

Sam x


Dark Chocolate Coconut Protein Bars


90g oat flour
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
30g unsweetened cocoa
100g pitted dates
100g hazelnuts
50g desiccated coconut
6 tbsp honey or agave
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt


1) Place the oat flour in a food processor, then combine with the protein, cocoa hazelnuts, coconut and salt. Tip in the dates, honey and vanilla and mix until combined.

2) Turn the mixture into a lined brownie tin and flatten, pressing down with a spoon. Place in the fridge to set before cutting into squares.