Chewy CHOCOLATES Cherry Proteins Granola Pubs with Chia Seeds
Chewy protein-packed granola bars made out of almond butter, protein powder, chocolates and cherries! These gluten-free and vegan-friendly pubs are the perfect snack or breakfast time.
Did I let you know that Sundays certainly are a big day for me? Usually I wake up, hit the gym, then head right to the supermarket. From then on I go back home and make until my kitchen is trashed and I cannot possibly filthy another dish. It’s sort of my little ritual.
Of course Sundays may also be big because I’m determined to start the week out on an excellent note. If you ask me, becoming healthy is a big section of this. I forget the extremely delicious carrot wedding cake cupcake I ate last week after i was pressured and remind myself that this week is brand new and filled with healthy opportunities.
To encourage healthy taking in, I chop up celery, cucumbers and carrots for nibbling during the day, but occasionally I need something a bit more satisfying. So I made a decision to make ridiculously great granola pubs. With protein powder to keep me full.
I’m actually an enormous fan of several brands of proteins and/or granola pubs. The chewy ones, the nutty types, the extra crunchy ones. Heck, just give me ALL THE BARS.
These are made out of oats, puffed millet (or brown rice crisps), and vanilla proteins powder. There’s also a hint of crunchy almond flavor through the nut butter. Mmmmm, you understand how I love my nut buttas!
To sweeten the bars, I opted to employ a little bit of maple syrup, but honey or agave would also work. The cherries and delicious chocolate add antioxidants and the chia seed products add fiber, omega-3s and an incredible small crunch. CHOMP CHOMP.
To maintain these bars chewy, I would recommend using quick oats. Unless you have got quick oats available, it is possible to pulse oats in the blender or meals processor chip for 30 secs.
You guys won’t believe how filling these pubs are either! They will have 8g of protein and nearly 4g of fibers. I love eating them for breakfast when I’m on the go, before a good work out, or being a snack.
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1/3 cup organic chunky or creamy almond butter (or peanut butter)
1/4 cup natural maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/3 cup dried out cherries, chopped
2.5 ounces chocolates bar, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/4 teaspoon coconut oil
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line 8×8 inch baking pan with foil or parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking food spray.
In a big bowl, combine almond butter, maple syrup and vanilla until clean and well combined. Stir in oats, millet, sodium and protein powder until well-coated, solid, and sticky. Add in almond milk and stir once again. Collapse in cherries, pigs feet images 1/4 cup of chopped delicious chocolate, and chia seeds. (You’ll utilize the rest of the chocolates for the drizzle.)
Pour combination into prepared skillet and use a spatula to evenly spread. Next you need to make use of your hand to press the mix down VERY firmly. This will help to ensure that the bars stick collectively well. Bake for 15-18 moments. Cool on wire rack for ten minutes.
To make delicious chocolate drizzle: melt chocolates and coconut oil in a little saucepan over very low heat. Stir until smooth. Drizzle the chocolate over the pubs, then refrigerate for thirty minutes so that delicious chocolate can harden. Cut into 10 bars. You can also keep them at room temperature or independently wrap & freeze. Enjoy!
If you would like to reduce the calorie consumption and/or sugar, then you have several options: You should use PB2 and sugars free maple syrup. I’ve actually tried it in this manner and they turn out fairly darn tasty! If you use glucose free maple syrup, each bar only provides around 5g of glucose.
Feel free to use your preferred nut butter in place of the almond butter.
Rather than pure maple syrup, you should use sugar free maple syrup, honey, or agave. Please note that honey isn’t vegan.
If you don’t get access to puffed millet, then free free to substitute brown grain crisps, puffed rice, regular rice krispies, quinoa, as well as chex. I came across my puffed millet in the cereal section at Whole Foods.
If you’re trying to make these vegan or gluten free, ensure that all of your ingredients fall into your respective diet guidelines. For example, make sure the chocolates is vegan.
You can sub any dried fruit you’d like. Also experience free to give a handful of cut nuts, coconut, or even more chocolate!
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I just might be building these tonight!
Question: Does such handful of coconut essential oil have any impact on the final pubs? I’ve some and will put it in, but just wondering generally what the purpose of that little bit of oil is.
If i dont have protein powder can I simply leave it out? MAY I replacement for something? Flaxseed probably?
I’m trying to learn about healthy baking and substitutions…
I’m savoring ur recipes!