Black Bean Protein Bars Recipe

Looking for an easy Black bean protein bars recipe? Learn how to make Black bean protein bars using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by mtey774564988

Makes 5 servings



Can be easily adapted to be vegan

Recipe Ingredients for Black bean protein bars

1/2 cup canned black beans (cup)
2 scoops whey protein powder
1/8 cup almond meal
1/8 cup flax meal
1 tbsp cocoa
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
3 packet packet packet SPLENDA No Calorie
1 tbsp dried goji berries

Recipe Directions for Black bean protein bars

  1. adapted from http://graemethomasonline.com/vegan-protein-bar/

  2. In a food processor (or use a potato masher. Consider it my new and improved biceps workout technique), mix beans, pea protein, cocoa, pumpkin, vanilla extract and stevia until a soft batter forms. If the mixture appears too solid, add 1/4 cup of water to assist wth the mixing.

  3. Remove mixture from food processor and add to a bowl. Stir in almond flour and continue mixing until a dough forms. You may need to tweak the amount of water you add? pea protein absorbs quite a bit.

  4. Stir in chocolate chips (optional), dried fruit (cranberries work well) or chopped nuts.

  5. Press in wax-paper lined 8 x 8 baking pan and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Remove and cut into 8-10 bars. Wrap each individually with plastic wrap and store.

  6. ** If you don?t care about keeping the recipe vegan, you can obviously swap in whey protein into the recipe. Another benefit of not having to bake this recipe? whey protein is terrible for baking! **

  7. Nutrition facts (per bar): 18 g protein, 23 g carbohydrate (8 g fibre) and 9 g fat.

  8. Although you can use any vegan protein powder with this recipe, I would recommend using a high quality pea protein for best results. Pea protein is pretty easy to digest wise, is very affordable, tastes good and doesn?t come with some of the controversy surrounding refined soy products.

  9. Lately, I?ve been using and highly recommend True Nutrition?s (formerly True Protein) gemma pea protein isolate. You?ll need to order this one online (and the shipping to Canada is kinda slow), but at that price ? it?s worth the wait!

  10. And I can?t stress this enough but pea protein does absorb liquid to a much greater extent than would a whey protein for example, so you might need to play with your liquid ratios a little to get the recipe ?just right?. But give it a try and you won?t be disappointed.

  11. Till next time, train hard and eat clean!

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Snacks

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 65.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
156
Calories from Fat
31
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.5g
5%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
50mg
2%
Potassium
452mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
20.0g
7%
Dietary Fiber
5.9g
24%
Sugars
3.4g
Protein
14.2g
Vitamin A 83% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 9% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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