Finding the right snack may be difficult when trying to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle, and this is especially true for vegans. Vegan protein bars seasoned with herbs and spices are an excellent, wholesome, and simple to make alternative. These bars are not only a delicious and nutritious on-the-go snack, but you can also mix and match the ingredients to create a unique flavor combination that suits your own preferences. Here, we’ll walk you through the steps required to create your own seasoned vegan protein bars from scratch, and address some of the most often asked issues along the way.
Why Vegan protein bars with seasonings?
If you’re looking for a healthy snack, vegan protein bars are a great choice. They include a high quantity of the plant-based protein that is so important for restoring and maintaining health in the body. Protein bars with added seasonings may fulfill your need for both sweet and savory flavors, making them a versatile snack option.
The Recipe: Seasoned Vegan Protein Bars
How to Make Seasoned Vegan Protein Bars?
- Rolling oats (1.5 cups)
- Protein powder derived from plants (1 cup, for example pea, rice, or hemp protein)
- 1/4 cup of nut butter (almond, peanut, or cashew)
- a quarter cup of syrup (either maple or agave)
- one-fourth cup of chopped nuts and seeds (such as almonds or chia seeds)
- Seasoning of choice (cinnamon, cardamom, or chili powder, 2 teaspoons)
- a little bit of salt
- Set the Stage: Roll the oats, then add the plant-based protein powder to a large mixing bowl. To ensure the protein is distributed evenly, mix thoroughly.
- The nut butter and maple syrup (or agave nectar) should be warmed over low heat until they can be readily combined in a saucepan. Combine the wet and dry components by pouring the liquid into the jar and mixing.
- Mix in the chopped nuts and seeds together with the spice of your choice. This step boosts the bars’ nutritious value and provides a satisfying crunch and flavor explosion.
- Put into a Pan: Use parchment paper to line an 8×8-inch baking pan, leaving a little extra paper on all sides for later removal. Then, using a spatula or your hands, firmly press the mixture into the pan to form an equal layer.
- Chill the pan for at least two to four hours so the bars can set in the fridge.
- After cutting the bars, use the overhang of parchment paper to remove them from the pan. Cut them into the size of bars you want by setting them on a cutting board.
- Bars may be stored in an airtight container or by individually wrapping them in parchment paper. These seasoned vegan protein bars have a two-week shelf life in the fridge or three months in the freezer.
Can I choose my own flavors?
Absolutely. You may adjust the seasoning and add-ins to your liking. Alter the flavor by adding your favorite spices, extracts, dried fruits, or even a drizzle of dairy-free chocolate.
Are these bars a good choice for a meal after a workout?
These seasoned vegan protein bars are perfect for refueling after a workout. They are easy to transport and supply the required protein for muscle rehabilitation.
Can I use gluten-free flour to create the bars?
Certainly! To make these bars gluten-free, use a plant-based protein powder that is gluten-free and certified gluten-free oats.
Can I use another type of nut butter instead?
Seed butter (like sunflower or tahini) is a great substitute for nut butter. Remember that there will be some subtle alterations to the taste.
How do I keep the bars from breaking?
The bars will have more structural integrity if the mixture is pressed firmly into the pan before cooling. Add extra nut butter or sugar if the batter appears too dry.
It’s a fun and rewarding experience to make your own vegan protein bars from scratch. You can make a healthy, delicious snack with only a few good ingredients and a little bit of ingenuity. As you begin your road to a healthy self, enjoy the convenience and nutrients of our handcrafted bars.