February 19, 2011
Coconutty protein bars
Today I felt like making a high-protein treat that most certainly wouldn't spike my blood sugar. It does contain some carbs, but a lot of protein too so I think it's very suitable as post workout food or to take with you as a snack.
I put a lot of fresh coconut meat in these (after all, I had a lot of it..) but I think they'll work just as well when you substitute it with dried coconut.
They're really firm and come out of the baking tin very easily, so they're perfect as an on-the-go snack, without having to worry they will fall apart as soon as you take a bite.
Coconutty protein bars (makes 6-8 bars)
- 1 1/2 cup fresh coconut meat, grated
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup mixed seeds (I used sunflower, pumpkin, flax and sesame)
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup dried apricots, finely chopped
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 3 eggs
1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius and grease a small baking/brownie tin.
2. In a bowl, combine coconut, almond flour, seeds, walnuts, raisins, apricots, cinnamon and ginger. Stir well.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs with the coconut oil.
4. Add the egg mixture to the coconut mixture and stir until well combined.
5. Scoop into the prepared tin and flatten with the back of a spoon.
6. Bake for approx. 35-40 minutes until golden brown. Let it cool for at least an hour, then cut it into bars and serve. Enjoy!
You can also keep these in your freezer to enjoy later on.