Quick and healthy breakfast on-the-go!
Y’all know I am all about a great recipe that makes meal time easier. It is even better when it is a healthy recipe. Breakfast is normally our most hectic mealtime right now. That is one reason I came up with these protein breakfast bars! They are great to prep a head of time, and keep well in the refrigerator.
A breakfast bar without all the unnecessary sugar.
One thing I have noticed with some breakfast bars is all the added sugar. We have been trying to cut down the amount of sugar in this house where we can. Mealtime is an easy time to cut down on this sugar. I also want to make sure everyone is getting the protein and energy sources they need to start the day off right. These protein breakfast bars are great for just that! The almond butter and almond flour add vitamins, protein, healthy fats, and fiber.
The pecan meal provides health benefits as well, including protein, fiber, and Vitamin E. This pecan meal is from the local Louisiana farm, Guidry Organic Farms!
Let’s just see how easy these protein breakfast bars really are.
- 1 cup of almond flour (Bob's Red Mill)
- 1 cup of another nut flour, used Guidry Organic Farms Pecan Meal
- 1/4 cup of protein powder (used a keto friendly one)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup of Allulose Sweetener or Swerve
- 2 and 2 tbsp of almond butter
- 1/2 cup of chopped hazelnuts
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Add the almond butter and mix.
- Add the protein bar ingredients into a food processor. If you can't bulk add, add a little bit after pulsing the mixture.
- On puree setting, mix all the ingredients until a shiny dough forms (about 3 minutes)
- In a parchment paper lined 8x8 pan, dump the protein breakfast bar dough into the center and evenly smooth out the dough.
- Sprinkle the chopped hazelnuts onto the top of the protein bar dough and using a spatula, gently press down.
- Place in the refrigerator until the bars set.
- Using a knife, gently cut the chilled protein dough into bars, but try not to use a sawing motion.
- Keep these stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator until eaten, up to 1 week. They will soften at room temperature.
Chilled and made to order.
Now y’all see how easy these protein breakfast bars really are. Nothing to them! I can’t forget to mention that you can do so much with this recipe. You can switch up the nut flours used as well as add a chocolate drizzle on top. You want a more chocolatey protein bar? Add a little cocoa powder to the mix! I hope you all enjoy these keto and gluten free bars as much as we do!
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