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Date Walnut Protein Bars with Sea Salt

Ingredientsdatewalnutpro2

  • ½ cup creamy or crunchy natural almond butter
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup oats (old fashioned, not quick)
  • ¼ cup chopped mejool dates
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1.5 scoops of protein powder, preferably unflavored (the average scoop is about 4 tablespoons or ¼ cup, 25-30 Grams, so 1.5 scoops would be approx. 6 tablespoons)
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt (use a bit more if starting with unsalted almond butter)
  • Wax or parchment paper

     

 

Directions

  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine the maple syrup, vanilla, sea salt, dates and almond butter and mix well. Stir in the oats, walnuts and protein powder and mix some more.
  2. Press mixture into an 8 by 8 inch pan. (Lining the pan with a large rectangular piece of parchment paper, placing the mixture on one side and then folding the paper over to press down works nicely since the dough is so sticky.) Chill in the fridge for an hour or more (if you can wait that long!) and cut into 8 bars and serve. Wrapping the individual bars in wax paper and storing in baggies is great for convenience. Store in the fridge. These bars also freeze well!

 

Courtesy of:

Marie Feldman, RD, CDE

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 bar

Servings Per Recipe: 8

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 190

Total Fat 11 g

Saturated Fat <1 g
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Total Carbohydrate 16 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 10 g

Protein 10 g