No-Bake Matcha Green Tea Protein Bars (sugar free, gluten free, vegan)

No-Bake Matcha Green Tea Protein Bars (sugar free, gluten free, vegan)

Homemade, all-natural, super simple protein bars which require no cooking!

I have been testing protein bars for a VERY LONG TIME….sorry for yelling…didn’t mean to. Well, after many trials and errors I have finally come up with a serial of easy to make, healthy protein bars, which are vegan and gluten-free too.

The one I am sharing with you today is the first of a long list.

My Matcha Green Tea Protein Bars are SUPER SOFT AND FUDGY, they are healthy, no-bake treats that just happen to be packed with protein!

All you need to make them is a stand mixer and a few ingredients.

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Ingredients (makes 8 bars)

  • 130 g all-natural almond butter
  • 200 ml almond milk
  • 150 g protein powder (I used pea unflavored one)
  • 30 g almond flour
  • 10 g coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp matcha powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp stevia powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla bean paste or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • for coating:
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate (I used MyProtein Chocolate bar)
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk

Gather your ingredients. For the protein powder I used unflavored pea protein, but feel free to use any kind you like. But keep in mind that the protein powder you will use will affect the flavor of the final product, so avoid vegan protein powder which strong taste.

Place all the ingredients into the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment

and mix until a smooth paste forms

Spread it into a baking tray layered with parchment paper and refrigerate overnight or for 8 hours.

Then cut off 8 equal-sized bars. Place the bars back in the fridge while you make you chocolate spread.

For the chocolate spread place chocolate and coconut milk in a bowl and microwave it for 20 sec, stop, stir then microwave for 15 more sec. Repeat until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. I used my high-protein MyProtein chocolate bar, but you can use any dark chocolate you like. Just make sure it’s at least 70% dark.

Drizzle the chocolate on the bars or spread it all over the top.

Store your Matcha Green Tea Protein Bars in the fridge for 10 days.

Here are the macros for these babies (chocolate spread is not included):

Love

-Dani

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.