Print

Tahini & Cardamom Protein Bars {V, GF, No-Bake}


  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 6 bars 1x

Description

No-bake, quick & easy, vegan protein bars with two Middle Eastern flavor twists: tahini & cardamom. They are as delicious as they are nutrient dense!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup (about 67 g) vegan vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup tahini (well-stirred before measuring)
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats, ground into a fine flour
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Water (as needed)

Instructions

  1. Line a 9×5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the protein powder, tahini, oats, maple syrup, lemon juice and cardamom, adding a few drops of water, as needed. Stir until the mixture is a stiff dough.
  3. Gather the dough together and evenly press into the prepared pan. Place another piece of parchment or wax paper onto surface of dough; firmly tamp down with your hand, a second loaf pan or a measuring cup.
  4. Refrigerate for about 1 hour (to firm up) before removing from pan and cutting into 6 bars.

Notes

Storage: Store the bars, wrapped (e.g., parchment paper, plastic wrap, wax paper) in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or the freezer for up to 6 months. The bars will keep at room temperature (lunches, workouts, camping) for several days, but will become softer the longer they are left out (and the warmer the temperature).

Sweetener: If you are not strictly vegan, honey is delicious and flavorful option in place of maple syrup.

Variation: Add up to 1 tablespoon of finely grated lemon or lime zest to the dough, along with the cardamom.

  • Category: Protein Bar, Power Bar, Snack

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 210
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Sodium: 23.9 mg
  • Fat: 11.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.3 g
  • Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 13.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg