This paleo protein bar recipe only require only 5 ingredients and one bowl! They’re soft chewy and perfect for a healthy, portable snack!
Me: “Yes, they love cookie dough that is just slightly under-baked and ooey gooey. Not like, you know, completely RAW and with UNCOOKED EGGS..”
Mr. FFF “No. This paleo bars recipe is fine babe, they’re just really, REALLY soft. Which is what you’re going for right?”
Me: “I’m going for “soft” like soft-BAKED. Not “soft” like “soft-give-you-salmonella-and-who-knows-what-else-RAW”
Hubs: “That Salmonella thing is totally a myth. I’m a nurse, I know these things.”
IF you’re wondering where the latest and greatest #marriedliveconversations brought to you be yours truly and her nutso crazy spouse came from, it was the development of this high protein snack-age that are PALEO APPROVED!
What is the paleo diet?
The paleo diet is a very popular way of eating these days! Its approach focuses on eating whole, real foods in their natural state – or just as you would find them on earth! Nothing packaged. It also does not allow gluten, grains, or dairy. I love that it’s not about counting calories or eating perfectly portioned meals. It’s about eating whole, real food that nourishes your body AND also tastes really, really delicious!
These bars were kind of like that homemade almond butter that we spread on our faces on Monday, in the sense that I made them about eleventy billion hundred thousand times.
It’s a real number yo’. Ask Wikipedia. It does not LIE.
And for the first 4 trial and errors, I achieved tasty-yumminess. How-EV-er, these simple protein bar recipe was the Jedi mind tricksters of the “I LOOK BAKED, BUT I AM 100% NOT BAKED AT ALL, AND IMMA KILL YOU IF YOU EAT ME” world.
Unless, you know, you’re my husband apparently.
Every. Single. Time that I baked this little paleo approved protein bar recipe, and tweaked them, they would PUFF up and look all tempting and golden and soft and GIMME THE WHOLE PAN NOW. I would even do that mean thing that we do to baked goods and POKE it right in its center with a tooth pick. It even followed the Jedi suit, and came out clean.
The bars sank. Like SANK. Like I-don’t-even-know-how-they-were-still-in-the-pan-they-were-so-low. They should have sank right through it onto the FLOOR.
Dramatic? Me? NEVAH.
And they were SOMEHOW RAW. LIKE, I kept wondering how to make paleo protein bars that actually WORK,
Of course, “raw” was somehow “under-baked and cookie dough like” according to the man-who-shall-not-be-named-because-he-is-trying-to-kill-you.
Which, I can’t confirm or deny, was the inspiration for the cookies and cream paleo protein bars. No baking = NO RISK.
Obviously, I didn’t post those. You should know, however, that Mr. FFF ate them all.
And he is still alive.
I’ll keep you posted on that one though.
FINALLY, after aforementioned zillion million attempts, SUCCESS was reached.
Success in the form of ONE BOWL (REJOICE!) ONLY 5 ingredients (salt DOES not count as one, capeesh?) which I bet you probably have RIGHT NOW.
Success In the form of…well, the form of homemade paleo protein bars. Because that’s what they are.
I was trying to get all wordy and tell you how they are lightly sweet with a light springy texture that kind of sort of MELTS IN YOUR MOUTH as you munch.
But, I guess I just did anyway.
MAYBE IT WAS ON PURPOSE.
You’ll never know.
I’m also sharing the Homemade Protein Bar Recipe on WholeYum!
Paleo Protein Bars Recipe
This paleo protein bar recipe only require only 5 ingredients and one bowl! They're soft chewy and perfect for a healthy, portable snack!
- 1/2 Cup Almond Butter (120 g)
- 1/4 Cup Honey
- 1 Large egg
- 1 Large egg yolk
- 1/2 Cup Grass-Fed Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and rub an 8×8 inch pan with coconut oil. Set aside.
In a large, microwave-safe bowl, melt the almond butter and honey until the almond butter is soft and creamy, about 1 minute.
Whisk in the egg and egg yolk until well combined and the almond butter begins to thicken. Stir in the protein powder, salt and baking soda. Mix until well combined.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and press out evenly. If your mixture is sticky, rub your fingers with some coconut oil, and it should help spread it out easily.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bars come out clean, and the edges and golden brown, about 11-13 minutes. Careful not to over-bake, as you want them soft.
Cool in the pan until room temperature and then slice into bars and DEVOUR.
Bars stay fresh in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for about 1-2 weeks
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: SMART POINTS: 4 POINTS+: 3. OLD POINTS: 2
(per 1 bar)
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Want more protein bars?
Healthy Cornbread Protein Bars
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