The BEST no-bake homemade Cookie Dough Protein Bar recipe that tastes just like a cookie! Made with oat flour, cashew butter, and vanilla plant protein with a silky smooth chocolate coating. 10g protein per bar! Vegan and gluten-free.
For the bars:
- 1 3/4 cups oat flour (certified gluten-free if necessary)*
- 1/2 cup vanilla plant-based protein powder
- 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda (optional for cookie flavor)
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup cashew butter (can sub almond butter)
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
For the chocolate topping:
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (dairy-free if necessary)
- 2 tbsp cashew butter
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Sea salt, for topping bars
- Line an 8x8 inch square baking dish with parchment paper going both ways.
- Place oat flour, protein powder, salt, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl, stirring to combine.
- Add maple syrup, cashew butter, almond milk, and vanilla. Stir until you have a ball of "dough." Using wet hands, press evenly into prepared baking dish.
- Make chocolate coating by placing chocolate chips, coconut oil, and cashew butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 20-second intervals for about a minute, or until melted, stirring each time. Pour chocolate over bars and use a spatula to spread evenly.
- Freeze for at least 2 hours before slicing into 9 bars. Top with a sprinkle of salt and devour!
*You can make your own oat flour by grinding old-fashioned oats in the Nutribullet or a high-speed blender.
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