I’m not much of a baker, but I always get the urge when it’s snowing outside. And No-Bake Cinnamon Roll Protein Bars are on the menu today.
If we’re getting technical, this recipe doesn’t actually involve baking. These bars come together in about 15 minutes with ingredients you probably have at home anyway (because who wants to go out in this mess?), plus a little hangout time in the freezer.
They’re so easy to make, my 6-year old can do it unsupervised.
Whip up a batch today, and keep them handy for when you crave something a little sweet!
No-Bake Cinnamon Roll Protein Bars
Yields: 16 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
- 1/2 cup vanilla whey protein powder (I like Ascent)
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup natural almond butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- sea salt flakes, to garnish
Place the protein powder, cinnamon, and rolled oats into a food processor and blitz together until the oats turn into powder.
Add the melted coconut oil, almond butter, honey, and vanilla extract into the food processor and blitz again until it forms a sticky dough. If it feels too dry, add 1 tablespoon of water and blitz again.
Line a 9×9 inch baking pan with parchment paper and scoop the protein bar mixture into the tray, pressing it down with a spoon. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Cut the mixture into 16 protein bars and store in an airtight container, in the fridge for up to 7 days.
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Try them out and let me know what you think!