Have you tried refrigerated protein bars? Today I'm showing you how to save money by making your own copycat Perfect Bar gluten free protein bars! (GF, DF, soy free, nut free, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, FODMAP friendly)Jump to Recipe
Gluten Free Protein Bars
Did you know that a lot of protein bars aren't that great for you? But I love having them on hand. Finding healthy protein bars can be a bit of a challenge though. Many contain additives, dairy, gluten and a high amount of sugar. These bars are a simple no bake recipe!
One of the reasons I love having some on hand is when I'm coming out of a colitis flareup. It can be a good to have some available when colitis symptoms are starting to wean down. Protein is filling, and can have a lot of calories and fat that my body needs as it comes out of a flareup where I have had to eat a lot of bland foods with little nutrients.
FODMAP Friendly Protein Bars
Protein is a great grab and go snack for workouts or fitness routines. Taking some protein before or after a workout is helpful for muscle repair along with a host of other benefits protein offers.
If you're looking for some great protein recipes, I've got plenty for you!
I even have a recipe for making your own energy chews!
All you need to make these bars are flour, protein powder, milk, nut butter and a little sweetener!
- Flour: You can use coconut flour for paleo, keto flour, all purpose flour or gluten free flour.
- Protein Powder: You can use unflavored collagen powder or a vanilla protein powder You can also substitute plant based protein powder.
- Milk: Using a dairy free milk works just fine.
- Nut Butter: I used peanut butter for this recipe, but you can use any nut butter you would like.
- Sweetener: Use honey or maple syrup. I recommend maple syrup for a FODMAP diet.
Making Gluten Free Protein Bars
In a mixing bowl, mix together all the ingredients until a thick batter forms.
Once mixed, pour the mixture into an 8x8 inch pan lined with parchment paper. Press the mixture into the pan evenly then top with mini chocolate chips if desired.
Refrigerate the bars for 30 minutes, then slice and eat.
Once you slice your gluten free protein bars, wrap them individually in parchment paper and place in an airtight container. Bars store for up to one week.
You can also wrap the bars in parchment paper than place in an airtight freezer safe container or bag. Bars will store up to three months. To thaw, let the bars sit at room temperature for about ten minutes.
Copycat Perfect Bar Gluten Free Protein Bars
- 1 cup flour see notes
- 2 cups protein powder see notes
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup nut butter
- ¼ cup maple syrup or honey
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips optional
- Line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, stir together all ingredients minus the chocolate chips until a thick batter forms.
- Transfer the batter to the pan and press evenly. Top with chocolate chips if desired.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes, then cut into bars. Keep refrigerated.