I love homemade granola bars for breakfast on the go and late afternoon snacks. When I got home from Miami, I noticed I had 4 super ripe bananas and few of my regular go to snacks so I whipped up a quick batch using what I had in my house. The result was a delicious coconut and flaxseed success.
Made with just a few ingredients, you can easily add in dried fruit, nuts or chocolate chips for your own variety. Each bar is about 150 calories, is naturally gluten free and vegan. Each one also has 9g of heart healthy fats, 6g of protein, 11 carbs, 4g of fiber and 3g of sugar.
This morning, I brought one to Barry’s to eat after teaching but before my own workout. It was the perfect energizing snack.
Coconut & Flaxseed Granola Bars (Gluten Free, Vegan) Makes 16 servings
- 2 Ripe Bananas
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 TBSP Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats
- 1 packet Perfect Fit Protein Powder (or 1 serving of your favorite Vanilla Protein Powder)
- 2 packets Truvia Natural Sweetener
- 2 cups Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
- 1/2 cup Ground Flaxseeds
Substitutions: You can omit the protein powder if you would like. If your batter seems a bit wet as a result, add in 1/4 cup of extra oatmeal. You can also sub the Truvia Natural Sweetener for 2 tbsp of agave or honey.
I cut half of my batch right away and the other after they had cooled down, so it really doesn’t matter too much! Enjoy.
Disclaimer: I am a 2014 Truvia brand ambassador. All opinions expressed are my own and the cookies mentioned above tasted awesome. No weird aftertaste. Learn more here.
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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
These look perfect! Yum, I’ll have to try them out!
Kim @FITsique says
Seeing that I have all of these ingredients and love making my own protein bars, I will have to give them a try! Maybe with some added walnuts too 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for sharing! Do you think we could eat them ‘raw’?
Sky @ The Blonde in Black says
After my time in Vegas for Spring break I’m on the watch for good healthy recipes. This one sounds simple and the bars look delicious!!
These look so simple and so delicious!
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment says
These look good! Do you think almond flour could be substituted for the flax?
These look like a delicious healthy treat!
Emma @ Life's A Runner says
I really need to get back in the habit of making my own granola bars! I love the idea of these. 🙂
These look really good, but I do have a question… I thought you weren’t supposed to heat protein powder? Something about ‘denaturing’ it??
I use a raw protein powder that does not contain chemicals like some of the commercial brands. I feel safe baking mine but probably would not if it had a long list of unfamiliar ingredients.
Okay, thanx! I made these last Friday and handed some out to my Mom and my friends because I didn’t know how long they would keep and they loved them as did I. I’ve done some reading and apparently you should be able to keep these for a week if refridgerated.
Nice! Yes, ours kept for a week as well.
Could honey or maple syrup be used instead of the Truvia?
hello, a question, can I store them on the freezer?