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How to Make Vegan Protein Bars?

Are you working out on a daily base, are you an active sportsman? Do you have a problem with finding your protein bars? It’s even harder to find good protein bar vegan recipe than the ordinary protein bar. Have you tried to make your vegan protein bars?

If you have or haven’t this topic is perfect for you.

Today’s topic is all about making vegan protein bars at home. So we are going to list vegan ingredients and procedure of making protein bars. Also, you will get to know why Vegan protein bars are more used nowadays and hopefully you will learn to make your own Vegan Protein Bar.

About Vegan Proteins Bars

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When you are an active sportsman and you have a break on work or between your lifting in gym or at home. Why don’t you recover your energy with a vegan protein bar?

However, this sounds great but it’s very hard to find vegan protein bars for purchase these days. Most protein bars are also loaded with additives, preservatives, and artificial ingredients, all of which can negate many of the bars’ potential health benefits.

Making your protein bar for your needs sounds great. Also, you can find a great recipe for vegan protein bars.  There are a lot of ingredients and mixed combinations that will make your vegan protein bar delicious.

Types of Vegan Protein Sources

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The good news is there are many tasty ways to enjoy vegan sources of protein. Ranging from nuts and seeds, soy products, legumes and grains which all vary in the amount of protein.

  1. Beans
  2. Chickpeas
  3. Peas
  4. Tofu
  5. Rice

These listed ingredients are the most used sources of protein in vegan protein bars.

Beans

These inexpensive and versatile legumes are packed with protein and fiber. It takes a while to make them on the stovetop, but canned beans are an excellent convenience product when short on time.

Chickpeas

Also referred to as garbanzo beans, this staple legume in the Mediterranean and the Middle East is a source of carbohydrates, protein, and fiber.

Peas

Pea protein, especially in powder form has become commonplace to add as a vegan and vegetarian source. You will often find it in protein powders.

Tofu

Made from soymilk by pressing the curds into solid slabs. Delicious and with this in your protein bar, the options to use are endless.

Rice

Depending on the variety you choose, there will be a different taste, textures and nutritional value. 

Process of Making a Vegan Protein Bar

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Vegan protein bars are a quick and easy way to get protein into your diet. It’s also a power snack option and the protein helps you stay full in between meals.

I know some people are put off about the idea of their own vegan homemade protein bars, but it’s a lot more simple to make than you might think

Now I am going to give you some recipes for vegan protein bars. These both recipes are easy to make and are pretty delicious when consuming it.

The first recipe for a vegan protein bar is what I call an easy no-bake vegan protein bar.

This protein bar has only 4 ingredients and its base is peanut butter. If you don’t like peanut butter or you prefer almond butter instead you can use it as well. This protein bar can be frozen for like a month and still can be useful.

Instructions for Making a Vegan Protein Bar:

  1.  Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper or plastic wrap
  2.  Pop your amaranth by heating it in a large pot over medium-high heat. Put in 2-3 tablespoons at a time and immediately cover. It will take about 10 seconds to pop. You’ll end up with about 1 ½ cups of popped amaranth
  3. Put the popped amaranth in a bowl
  4.  In a separate bowl, mix the nut butter and maple syrup. Stir in protein powder.
  5. Add popped amaranth slowly and stir with a wooden spoon. Continue adding the popped amaranth until you get a dough-like texture
  6.  Transfer the mix to the baking pan. Press down to form an even layer
  7.  Put the baking pan in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  8.  After freezing, cut into 9 pieces.

If you like you can melt dark chocolate and drizzle on top of your protein bars.

The next recipe is a Gluten-Free Vegan Protein Bar

This protein bars vegan recipe has a basic vegan and gluten-free protein bar base. It has three different options to choose from. You can choose between Mango Coconut, Almond Cherry, and Peanut Butter Banana.

This recipe is pretty customizable. You can add some other ingredients like nuts, seeds, dried fruit. You can also add melted dark chocolate if you fan of it.

For the base, you will put all ingredients into the food processor until it’s smooth. After that put a mixture in a 6-inch pan lined with parchment paper. Freeze for 10-15 minutes and then cut it into squares.

Conclusion

We’ve come to the end of this amazing topic called “How to Make Vegan Protein Bars?” After this topic, I hope that you’ve understood that making a protein bar at home is not that difficult.

One big advantage of making your vegan protein bar at home is that it’s much cheaper than buying one in store.

Also, you can find some great recipes for vegan protein bars browsing the internet.

Another great thing is that you can choose your ingredients for your vegan protein bar. You can choose the style of making your protein bar.

After all baking or non-baking protein bars, it’s up to you but I assure you that both of these are delicious.

I hope you enjoyed in this article and that you will try to make your own vegan protein bar by recipes from this article.

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