I have had so many great influences on my nutrition journey! One is Jenni Oates of HealthyOates.com! She is just inspiring. Others recently have been Ashley North and Becky Ufema for this particular recipe. I would like to say that this recipe is like putting all three of these ladies into one. What I love about these are the crunch! I’m a texture girl. Ashley’s bars had the best crunch because she added rice crispies to them. I know you can find puffed rice cereal at Whole Foods made from brown rice.. which makes it a bit healthier. And I actually used Panko bread crumbs this time since I didn’t have the cereal..
They turned out great this time, and you can play with the ingredients to make them hundreds of different flavors. Both for you and for your kids.
Just think how much more your kids will learn having so much protein packed in their lunch boxes!
Here’s the NO BAKE recipe!
1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar (or honey)
1 1/2 Cups Nut butter (Sunflower, Peanut, Almond, Cashew)
1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
1/2 Cup Coconut Flakes
1/4 Cup Shaklee Instant Protein (or other high quality protein powder)
1/2 Cup Brown Rice Cereal
1/2 Cup toasted Oats
1/2 Cup Slivered Almonds
1/2 Cup Sunflower Seeds or Pumpkin Seeds
1/2 Cup Dried Fruit (raisins, cranberries, or even carob chips)
Dash of Himalayan Salt to taste
Mix first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan until just melted together. Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl and combine. Pour wet mixture over dry, and mix to incorporate evenly. On a greased cookie sheet (use coconut oil or a clean olive oil spray or parchment paper) press the bars as thin as possible. Place in fridge and let harden up! Cut into fun shapes for the kids, or just into bars! Store in an airtight container and ENJOY!!