Easy Protein Bars

by Denise O’Malley, the Healthy Living Maestro at You Define Wellness

While I can bake and cook, let’s just say working in the kitchen is not my favorite thing to do.  The easier the process of preparing food the better, which is why I fell in love with this easy protein bar recipe!   

An illness in 2020 forced me to have a very restricted diet and my sister – bless her heart – fixed protein bars for me.  Or rather I should say she coerced me in to doing it so I could see how easy it was… and now I’m making a batch every single week!

Here’s the recipe, I change it up with different dried and fresh fruits, nuts and spices.

In a large bowl, combine…

  • 1 1/2 cup raw oats
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts and/or dried fruit
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (I put nutmeg in sometimes)
  • 1 tsp sea salt 
  • 1 tsp baking soda

In a smaller bowl, combine…

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1/2 cup applesauce or pumpkin
  • 5 drops vanilla
  • 1/4 cup honey

Mix the wet with the dry and spread evenly in rectangle baking pan lined with parchment paper.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 min or until done.  Flip onto a baking sheet; if the bottom isn’t done, put back in over for 5-7 minutes or so.

Cut into squares and serve!


  • Wash the bowls immediately; the batter will harden quickly!
  • I love these for dessert on a bed of applesauce, a sprinkle of cinnamon, top it with light cream cheese and drizzle with honey! YUM!

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