No bake protein bars

Have you tried to make your own protein bars or any bars for that matter? These no bake protein bars are terrific. I have not found a protein bar that I have liked especially given the fact that most are full of sugar. 

No bake protein bars- Gluten free and vegan

It is very easy to make your own protein bars. I think I am going to start doing them much more often. Store bought protein bars not only are expensive but most are full of sugar and have weird ingredients.

For this version I added hemp seeds. I got the ingredients from my friend’s at Bob’s Red Mill. I truly love all their products. I wish I lived closer to their factory so that I could visit! Maybe one day. They have a vast array of products and many are gluten free. I suggest you take a look a browse their many options.

These no bake protein bars are truly packed with goodness. I have started using hemp seeds a lot more lately. My husband loves them and these bars were one of his favorite bars ever. I actually had to tell him to stop eating them so the rest of us could get a taste. Really, I sometimes have to partition what I cook and bake. So annoying!

If you don’t like peanut butter you can use any other butter of your choice. I sometimes use cashew butter which is equally good.

These no bake protein bars are great for on the go or as a snack. I actually pack these for my kids to school. They love them. Did I mention they are also gluten free and vegan?

Well if you haven’t started making your own bars I strongly suggest you do. You will save loads of money, have more bars at your disposal and they will be way healthier than store bought.

I hope you like this recipe.


No bake protein bars- Gluten free and veganNo bake protein bars- Gluten free and vegan

Here you can see the ingredients prior to mixing. You can use a spatula which will take longer and some muscle strength or you can use a stand up mixer.

No bake protein bars- Gluten free and vegan


No bake protein bars

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 8-10 bars

Total Time: 15 minutes




Line a 9 by 5 loaf baking pan with unbleached parchment paper and set aside.

In a stand up mixer or mixing bowl add all the ingredients and mix until combine. With a spatula, evenly press this mixture on the prepared baking pan and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 3-4 hours until it sets. Cut into bars or squares.

Store in the refrigerator covered for up to 1 week.

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  1. I wish I could grab one right off from the screen. They look awesome!

  2. I adore coconut and pumpkin seeds. This would be a snack I would love, plus all the protein would get me through the afternoon slump.

  3. These are right up my alley Miryam! It’s been way too long since I’ve made my husband protein bars and I need to get on it.

  4. Yum!! I am a huge fan of protein bars and those ones sound delicious! I’ve never cooked with hemp seeds before so can’t wait to try them out!

  5. hi, instead of brown rice cereal what can I use??
    Any other substitute?

  6. The recipe says “2 scoops hemp protein powder”  The brand of hemp powder that I bought doesn’t have a scoop. What the equivalent in “cup” measure?

  7. Thank you for your quick reply. I will use that next time. The first batch I made was with “1 serving” [4 tablespoons] marked on the hemp powder bag. The bars were delicious but darker in color from the ones in your photos. I also used flaked coconut, instead of shredded and honey, instead of maple syrup. Yum!

  8. Hi Miryam, first time commenting on your blog. I made this recipe this morning with substitutions based on what i had on hand and I have to say they’re absolutely delicious. Great recipe, thank you!

  9. These look great. I usually make protein bars with the same base using natural peanut butter, oats, honey, cocoa powder, protein powder and then I might add some nuts. I have added brown rice cereal too, just depends on what consistency yo prefer. I find when I use brown rice cereal that the bars come out a lot softer and less chewy. I just switched to Sun Warrior protein but I’ve only used unflavoured so far. Anytime I try a chocolate or vanilla I find it has a funny taste.

  10. These homebaked protein bars are looking soo good…

    As a fitness enthusiast, it’s kind of difficult to keep the desired calorie count while you are at work so probably look for some snacks to munch while maintaining your calories.

    Today there are several brands available in the market that provide protein bars but they kind of high in sugar so when you have already cut the sugar from your diet then you kind of ended with some cheat meal at work and will ruin your daily goal.

    Thanks for sharing this amazing homebaked protein bar recipe. :)

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