Coconut Protein Squares (Gluten & Dairy Free)

I decided to explore making more protein bars after my clients request for them skyrocketed! 🚀

This recipe combines the delish flavors of coconut 🥥 banana 🍌 and peanut 🥜 butter with the gut healthy ingredients of oats and flax seeds! 👏👏

Oats are an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fibers, which have incredible effects on digestive health. 🙌

Not only do oats help maintain proper digestion (remember they’re a prebiotic!), they also contain beta glucans, a type of soluble fiber, famous 🤩 for lowering “bad” cholesterol👏👏

These delectable squares are not only portable 🚘, easy to make 🤌and delish, 🤤but they’re also an inexpensive alternative to store bought protein bars 🤑

Tag 🏷 me if you make them and tell me what you think!

Yields 10-12 squares


What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/4 cups Gluten Free Oats
  • 2/3 cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 1/3 cup 100% Maple Syrup
  • 1/3 cup All Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 TBSP Flax Seeds
  • 1/3 cup Protein Powder (I used Ayurvedic protein powder; use discount code SARAHMJACKSON for 20% off)

How it goes down:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Lightly spray a 8 x 8 baking dish and cut out a square piece of parchment paper that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray (I use avocado spray)
  3. Add all ingredients together in a bowl and mix well.
  4. Press mixture firmly into the pan with the back of a measuring cup, ensuring that the mixture is solid.
  5. Bake in oven for 15 minutes. Remove and let cool for 30 minutes.
  6. When cool, cut into squares and keep parchment underneath. You can then store them in an air-tight container or wrap them individually as a grab and go snack. Enjoy!

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