Homemade Oats Protein Bar

Homemade Oats Protein Bar

Homemade Oats Protein Bar is a healthy, super- nutritious and delicious protein bar. Made with roasted oats, nuts, seeds and jaggery this healthy Protein Bar is a no-bake and require only a bowl and some elbow grease.

These Protein Energy Bars pack a powerful punch of nutrition to get you and the family through a busy work or school day, workout, or afternoon pick-me-up. They are not only fantastic for pre/post workout fuel, but these energy bars are a quick and healthy breakfast too.

What I love about this snack is that it is made with wholesome natural ingredients and a powerhouse of nutrition. They are loaded with the goodness of oats, honey, seeds, nuts, and jaggery. Jaggery is the key reason these protein bars so healthy, satisfying, and chewy-delicious.

Other recipes you might like are Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate chip Cookies, Eggless Ras Malai Cookies, Dhaniya Panjiri, and Sandesh.

Ingredients

1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup unsalted finely chopped almond
1/3 cup unsalted finally chopped pistachios
2 tablespoons cashew nuts
2 tablespoons dried raisins
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
2 teaspoons flax seeds
½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 tablespoon dried cranberries
1 teaspoon ghee
½ cup jaggery

Directions

Step-1

Roast the oats in a non-stick pan on low heat for 4-5 minutes or until they turn slightly golden. Turn off the heat and keep them aside.

Roast the almonds, pistachios and cashew nuts on low heat for 2-3 minutes or until slightly golden in colour. Turn off the heat and keep them aside.

Step-2

In a bowl, add the oats, nuts, raisins, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon powder and cranberries.

Step-3

Heat ghee in a pan and add the jaggery and 2 tablespoons water. Cook on low heat for 5-6 minutes or until the jaggery melts and slightly thickens.

Step-4

Add the roasted oats, nuts and seeds in the melted jaggery and mix until everything is well combined.

Step-5

Place butter paper in a baking tray. Take a cookie dough cutter and fill it with 2-3 teaspoons of the mixture. Press with the back of the spoon to spread it evenly and compress everything together and then remove the cutter/mould.

Repeat the same with the remaining mixture. Keep it aside for around 1 hour to set.

Store it in airtight containers and enjoy!

Tips & Variations

  1. You can add nuts like walnuts, raisins and seeds like sunflower seeds, sesame seeds or melon seeds which all depends on your choice.
  2. Store the bars at room temperature for up to 1 week. You can also store them in the fridge, though I find they taste best at room temperature.
  3. If you would like to make these homemade protein bars vegan, swap the honey for vegan natural sweeteners, such as pure maple syrup or brown rice syrup.
  4. You can replace jaggery with other sweeteners like maple syrup, honey or sugar.
  5. Instead of using a cookie mould you can also spread the mixture on a flat greased dish and let it cool. When set, cut it into bars
  6. You can roast oats in the oven at 200 C for about 10-12 minutes.
  7. You can grind the roasted oat in the grinder for a coarse powder. However, I like the crunch of the rolled oats.