DIY apple pie protein bars, made with extra ease (no cutting!) in a muffin tin. Vegan, gluten-free, and no-bake, they are 143 calories and 10.4 grams of plant protein apiece.
There are lots of apple pies in the world, but none of them are high-protein fitness treats, per se.
But hope springs eternal in my world (especially in the kitchen). So here’s my solution: no-bake, high-protein, apple pie inspired power pucks.
You can even pile them sky-high:
These are made with a combination of applesauce (for the apple flavor), plus plant-based vanilla protein powder, ground oats, coconut flour, and almond butter. Vanilla, sweet spices and a splash of lemon juice clinch the apple pie flavor.
No worries about slicing these bars; making them in a muffin tin eliminates the fuss of cutting into equally sized rectangles.
I decided to do a final taste-testing, accompanied by a spicy ginger kombucha, while hiking around the baseball field during one of Nick’s baseball practices tonight. The night was balmy, the sky indigo, and the apple and spice-scented protein bar as delicious and all-American as…you know what.
Have a happy weekend, everyone!