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by Will Grumke May 01, 2022 2 min read

A lot of protein bars and energy bars on the market are loaded with nuts.

Seriously ... it's like every bar has either peanuts, almonds, or some other nut. This obviously puts those with nut allergies or sensitivities in a tough spot.

That's why I wanted to put together an easy and delicious energy bar recipe for those of us who can't enjoy most protein or energy bars...

Nut-Free Energy Bars

Nut-Free Energy Bars

Servings: 9 (1 Serving = 1 Bar)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups of Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 2 Scoops of Level-1 Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1/4 Cup of Flax Meal
  • 1/4 Cup of All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup of Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup of Honey
  • 1 Tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Cup of Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp of Salt
  • 1 Tsp of Cinnamon

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, Level-1, flax meal, flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.

3. In a separate bowl, mix together the apple sauce, honey, and vanilla.

4. Combine both of the mixtures together to mix thoroughly.

5. Add chocolate chips to the mixture and fold them in.

6. Spread the mixture into your lined baking pan and press down firmly with your hands to evenly disperse it in the pan.

7. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

8. Let it cool for 5-10 minutes before cutting and serving! To meet the serving size, cut out 9 evenly-sized bars.

Macros Per Serving:

Calories: 202
Protein: 9g
Carbs: 28g
Fat: 6g

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Will Grumke
Will Grumke

NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Certified Nutrition Coach, NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, NASM Certified Weight Loss Specialist, NASM Certified Behavioral Change Specialist, NASM VCS Virtual Coaching Specialist, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer