No Bake Red Velvet Protein Bars: Vegan and Gluten Free

Ingredients
  1. 2 cups gluten free oat flour
  2. ½ cup coconut flour, sifted (Can sub for almond or more oat flour)
  3. ½ cup vanilla or chocolate vegan protein powder (Garden of Life Raw Peotien Powder is an excellent choice and we carry it at BHC)
  4. 1-2 T cocoa powder (adjust depending on chocolate flavor you want)
  5. 1 T beet powder (optional, gives it that red velvet colour, alternative to food colouring)
  6. 2 T granular sweetener
  7. ½ cup almond butter (can sub for any nut butter)
  8. ½ cup maple syrup or Honey (We love R Bee’s local Honey)
  9. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  10. 1 T + dairy free milk of choice*
Instructions
  1. Line a large baking dish with greased paper and set aside.
  2. In large microwave safe bowl, combine the flour, protein powder, granulated sweetener, cocoa powder, beetroot powder and mix well.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, combine the nut butter and liquid sweetener and heat until melted. Add the vanilla extract and pour the wet mixture into the dry and mix well- It should be crumbly.
  4. Using a spoon, add the dairy free milk of choice one spoonful at a time until a thick, firm batter is formed. Stir through chocolate chips and transfer to lined baking dish and press firmly.
  5. Refrigerate until firm before slicing up to enjoy!
Notes
  1. * Depending on the flour/protein powder combination, you may need more or less.
  2. These are soft at room temperature but delicious eaten from the fridge or thawed from the freezer!

Recipe from http://thebigmansworld.com/2016/01/15/no-bake-red-velvet-protein-bars/

About the author ...

Stacey Ayres, Osteopath Manual Practitioner, Registered Massage Therapist, is the owner of Better Health Clinic, She is a member of the Canadian College of Massage Therapists of Ontario as well as the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners. Stacey has a particular interest in pediatrics, chronic pain, post trauma and surgery rehabilitation, and fertility.