Homemade Keto Protein Bar

protein-cookie-dough-barHomemade Keto Protein Bar:

This recipe is a slightly modified version from my friend Megan Kelly.  She has an incredible blog and is a Licensed Esthetician specializing in holistic nutrition, woman’s hormones, and spiritual health.  Enjoy these delicious homemade keto protein bar recipe!

Homemade Keto Protein Bar

Prep

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Total

Yield 8 large bars

 Ingredients

1 cup of nut butter (almond or cashew are most popular)

4 tbsps of coconut oil (melted)

2 scoops of vanilla protein

10-15 drops of vanilla stevia or 1 tsp of powdered stevia or monk fruit

½ tsp of pink salt

Optional Ingredients:

4 tbsps of sugar-free chocolate chips or cacao nibs

1 tsp of cinnamon

Overall Yield: 8 large or 12 medium protein bars

 Instructions 

Step #1:  Mix together all ingredients and press into a loaf pan or baking dish.

Step #2:  Freeze until firm and cut into bars.

Step #3:  Store in the refrigerator or freezer and enjoy when you want a delicious boost!

Time to Prepare:  About 10-15 mins

 

Courses breakfast or snack

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 large bar

Amount Per Serving

Calories 280

% Daily Value

Total Fat 24 g

37%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g

3%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 11 g

22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Dr Jockers Comments

This is a really easy and tasty recipe that is ketogenic, anti-inflammatory and fat burning.  This is loaded with healthy fats, protein and fiber.  It is super easy to make and you will love the flavor.

This is perfect for busy families with growing kids who seem to be hungry all the time.  Keep these in your fridge and let your family help themselves.  They are very calorie dense and low-carb, so that combination helps to balance our hormones and produce a natural sense of satiety.

I enjoy using the stevia and the salt helps to drown out any bitter aftertaste from the stevia, if you were concerned about that.  It is also a great idea to increase your mineral intake when doing a low-carb diet because you tend to excrete more sodium on low-carb, ketogenic diets.  Adding small amounts of Himalayan salt to your foods will improve the flavor and provide the minerals you need.

The Lily’s chocolate chips are great because they are sugar-free and flavored with stevia and erythritol.  Most people do very well with these sweeteners.  For me, sugar alcohols do not seem to agree with my digestive tract and I end up with extra gas.  I prefer using pure cacao nibs like these here

For protein, I love the Bone Broth protein.  You can try the vanilla or the Fit Muscle Booster Bone Broth protein which has the vanilla flavor but has added ashwaghanda to help balance adrenal function and support healthy DHEA levels.  By boosting DHEA levels naturally, this will help both men and women improve their lean body mass and have more energy.

Check out the Fit and Muscular blend below and however you decide to make these…let us know how they came out and how your family enjoyed them in the comments below!

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    1. Good question Merle!

      For a lot of the recipes I like to make little changes that are more in line with my dietary strategies. I also put in some commentary that will sometimes address substitutions that can be made for certain people depending on their health situation so that is the difference. I hope that helps!

    1. Hey Grace, this would depend on the nut butter you use as this would be the only source of carbs in this recipe. You should be able to figure this out by looking at the label on your nut butter!

      Blessings!

  1. These taste great and are an awesome keto treat, but you can’t pack them in a bag or backpack and go hiking, running, cycling or anything similR because they melt and turn to mush if not kept cold. My guess is because the coconut butter melts as does the nut butter when not kept cool. Total bummer for me as I need a trail running bar to boost my energy after a couple of hours. These are great for at home but no go on the road. If anyone has some ideas to keep em travel stable I’d love to know?!

  2. I can’t get Lily’s in the UK. I can get a vegan 72%no added sugar dark choc sweetened with xylitol. Is this okay for keto.

    Your response would be greatly appreciated

      1. Thank you for your input. I decided to use cacao nibs instead as a healthier option. Turned out great. I train to be very lean all year though have Crohn’s and ceoliacs which I manage through diet, holistic methods and training helps..I have allergies to go with it so keeping of grains isn’t a problem and I make everything myself so I know what’s in it. Plus I use blanched almonds to make the butter because of the phytics in the skin. Causes problems for me. Happy new year America

  3. When you say “press into pan” that’s a bit impossible since this batter is as runny as cake batter!! Is it supposed to be so runny?

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