Submitted by: Jeanine Narayanan
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Seconds
No-bake high protein bars
Boil the water and pour it into a very large bowl. Add the almond butter and honey and stir together well. Grind the chia seed in a coffee grinder or blender and stir it in. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for several hours to let the chia seed expand and soften. Stir in the salt and (almond or vanilla) extract. Now start adding the protein powder. When the mixture becomes too stiff to stir, wash your hands very well and switch to kneading the mixture. Add all of the protein powder, the almond flour and the coconut flour, kneading it all together well. Grind the rolled oats into small flakes in a coffee grinder or blender, wash your hands again, and knead the flaked oats into the mixture. Oil a standard baking pan (I use a 7 x 11 glass pan) and press the mixture evenly into the pan. Chill overnight. Cut into 15 squares or oblongs and wrap each one tightly. Refrigerate until use. Can be carried for a few hours in pocket or purse for a snack.
Note: it's possible to make a totally grain-free version of these bars -- just add an extra 1/2 cup of coconut flour instead of the oats. The resulting bars' texture just won't be quite as firm.