No-Bake Easy Chia Protein Snack Bars
"A great easy granola bar with lots of natural protein & fiber that's low on sugar but big on taste & variety."Serves 4 | Prep Time 10 minutes+fridge time | Cook Time
½ cup rolled oats
2 tsp dry MySeeds chia
2 tbsp protein powder
1 tbsp raw local honey
1 and 1/2 tbsp. almond butter (or peanut)
2 tbsp non-dairy milk (as needed)
Snipped dates or prunes (1 tbsp. pieces)
Sunflower seeds (1 tbsp.)
Chopped nuts (1 tbsp.) walnut/almond/cashew
Raisins (2 tbsp.)
Freeze dried fruit (banana pieces, strawberry)
To start the basic bars add the oats, nut butter, honey, protein powder, chia seeds & any mix-ins you’d like into a bowl.
Stir thoroughly with a spoon until a crumbly “almost-dough” forms.
It will be too dry to cling at this point, so add 1 tablespoon non dairy milk, and stir again. Keep adding milk until the oats just cling together.
Turn the 'dough' out onto waxed paper (or parchment) and fold the paper over the dough. Press with your fingers to make a flatter 'sheet' the thickness you desire for the bars. (More mix-ins means you need thicker bars to hold together) Put the wrapped big bar into the fridge for at least an hour. The oats & chia will absorb the liquid, making the bars more solid/firm.
Pairs Well With
Too many bars on store shelves are loaded with sugar or preservatives. Keep snack-attacks at bay with these easy, fiber-rich bars. The binding property of oats & chia makes them cling so you don't need sugar syrups like commercial bars. Be sure to use non-dairy milk (dairy requires refrigeration) & raw honey (it helps against allergies)
The variety you can achieve with this simple recipe is great! Varying the nut butter (peanut/cashew/almond), the protein powder flavor (ex. strawberry powder+PB) & mix ins like freeze dried fruit (shown here) vs. nuts & raisins keeps the flavors coming day after day.