Coconut Almond Protein Bars

Coconut Almond Protein Bars

Ingredients (makes 8 small bars):
1/4 cup protein powder (I used Garden of Life’s raw vegan natural protein powder)
1/2 cup dates, mashed (in small container at 1 tbsp water microwave of 40 seconds to soften then mash).
1 cup oat flour
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup almond milk (Silk unsweetened vanilla)
1 tsp coconut sugar
2 tbsp egg whites
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
Add: small handful of almonds and dark chocolate chips if desired
2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut to sprinkle on top.

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350F
2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl (except the coconut). Place mixture in a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle shredded coconut as desired on top.
3. Bake for ~20 minutes — until knife comes out clean when poked.

Nutrition facts:
Per 1 bar/serving: calories: 140 cal, carbohydrate: 16.2g, fat: 5.4g, and protein: 6.4g

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