Quick and easy dried fruit protein bars! With only 3 ingredients, they are vegan, grain-free and have almost 10 grams of protein and only 118 calories each..
- 1/2 cup packed dried fruit (I tested with apricots, then with tart cherries}
- 6 tablespoons (48 grams) vanilla vegan protein powder (I used pea protein)
- 4 teaspoons coconut flour
- Grease or spray 4 cups of a standard muffin tin.
- Place the dried fruit in a small bowl. Add enough warm (not hot) water to cover. Let stand for 15 minutes and then drain.
- Process the drained fruit in a food processor until it is a thick, sticky paste. Add the protein powder and coconut flour; process until completely combined, stopping to scrape down the bowl once or twice. Scrape out the mixture and divide into 4 even portions. Roll each portion into a ball and then press each into one of the prepared cups, smoothing the top. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes until firm. Remove from tin and store as directed in notes.
Plant-Based Protein Powder: I tested these bars with vanilla flavor all natural brown rice protein powder, but other plant-based vanilla protein powders should work just fine. The quantities of protein powder and coconut flour may need to be adjusted slightly depending on the protein type. Start by adding a bit less protein powder than specified, add more as needed.
Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freezer for up to 3 months. These will keep at room temperature (for lunches, hikes, backpacking, etc) for up to 3 days.
- Serving Size: 1 round bar
- Calories: 118
- Sugar: 13.6 g
- Sodium: 20 mg
- Fat: 0.8 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.3
- Carbohydrates: 18.9 g
- Fiber: 2.2 g
- Protein: 9.6 g