Apple Pie Protein Bars {vegan, gluten-free, no-bake}

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 5 pucks 1x


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.



  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup vanilla rice protein powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter (or preferred nut or seed butter)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: a few oats, a sprinkle of raw (Turbinado) sugar


  1. Grease or spray 5 cups of a standard size muffin tin.
  2. In a food processor, process the oats into a fine powder. Add the protein powder, coconut flour, spice and salt; pulse to combine. Add the applesauce, almond butter, maple syrup, lemon juice and vanilla; pulse until completely blended, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl.
  3. Divide dough into 5 equal portions; roll each into a ball. Press 1 ball into each prepared cup, tamping down with a measuring cup to flatten. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to set. If desired, sprinkle tops with a bits of oats and/or raw sugar.


Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 1 month.

  • Category: portable power puck, snack


  • Serving Size: 1 puck
  • Calories: 143
  • Sugar: 5.5 g
  • Sodium: 103 mg
  • Fat: 4.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Fiber: 4.3 g
  • Protein: 10. 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg