Protein bars are awfully convenient. There's a catch: most of them are full of sugar and additives, comparable to a candy bar! I came up with a no bake protein bar recipe that uses five ingredients. You probably already have these in your kitchen, too. Use this recipe as a base for your no bake protein bar and add the extra ingredients of your choice if you want to play around with the flavour and texture. These protein bars are incredibly easy to make, completely customizable, and can be made vegan-friendly.

No-Bake Protein Bar Ingredients

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup nut butter
  • 4 scoops (100g) of protein powder (I used pea protein)
  • 1/3 cup of milk of choice (I used almond)
  • Honey, agave or maple syrup to your liking

Mix all ingredients together until a dense dough is formed. Add one tablespoon of milk at a time if the mixture is a bit dry. This will depend on the type of protein powder you're using.

At this point, feel free to experiment and add whatever you like to the mixture: chopped nuts, dried fruit, cacao nibs... Get creative!

Once you're happy with your dough, press it down into a mold lined with parchment paper. Stick it into the freezer for a couple of hours or until the mixture is set before cutting it into bars. Enjoy!

This no bake protein bar recipe was created by PumpUp member mariajumps. Keep her pumped on the PumpUp app here!