Looking to mix up your morning oatmeal routine? Or looking for a mid afternoon snack option? How about a protein packed Cherry Almond Oatmeal Bar you can easily prepare ahead of time? There are so many flavour combinations to try! Here’s our 2nd of many to come 🙂
Cherry Almond Oatmeal Bars (makes 12):
1/4 cup of unsweetened, shredded coconut
1/4 cup ground almonds
2 cups of quick oats
2 scoops of vanilla protein powder (we used whey but you could sub in a vegan friendly option but the macros will change)
1 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (we use Silk)
1/2 cup frozen cherries (chopped)
1/3 cup egg whites
3 tbsp honey
3 packets stevia (powdered)
1) Combine all wet ingredients in a large measuring cup or bowl.
2) Mix all dry ingredients together in a larger bowl (minus the frozen cherries). Then add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and once combined, fold in 1/2 cup of chopped cherries, don’t over mix).
3) Grease a 9″x11″ baking dish (I used coconut oil) and pour the mixture over top and spread flat.
4) Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25mins or until slightly browned along the edges. Cool and cut into 12 bars or portion out and serve warm in a bowl with warm unsweetened vanilla almond milk on top!
Macronutrient Breakdown (per bar):