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No Bake Energy Bar Recipe With Protein Powder

Chef Shannon Lawler , On July 29, 2023


Homemade Energy Bar Recipe with Protein Powder Overview

This protein bar recipe is a great addition to your bodybuilding meal plan and supplement plan. You can use it to spike your insulin right after your workout since it contains a natural sugar source, which is honey. If you have dietary restrictions, such as gluten sensitivity, dairy intolerance, or nut allergies – you can always use substitute ingredients to accommodate various dietary needs. Simple to make at home and customizable to your preferences, these protein bars are the ideal on-the-go snack or post-workout boost!

How to Make this Energy Bar Recipe at Home Video

Kitchen Tools Needed for This Protein Bar Recipe

Kitchen Tools

Protein Bar Recipe Ingredients

  • Measuring Cups

  • Measuring Spoons

  • Spatula for Mixing Ingredients

  • Mixing Bowl

  • Pan to Mold the Protein Bar

Ingredients for This Homemade Protein Bar Recipe


Homemade Protein Bar Recipe Ingredients (dried apricots are pictured as an optional topping).

  • 1/2 cups rolled oats (gluten-free)

  • 3/4 cup protein powder (or any other preferred protein powder)

  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

  • Pinch of Salt

  • 1/4 cup Honey (or agave syrup or maple syrup for a vegan option)

  • Water (if needed to adjust the mixture)

Homemade Protein Bar Recipe Step-By-Step Instructions

  1. In a bowl, pour in your rolled oats and for your binder to make sure the dry mixture stills together, add the honey (or alternative sweetener such as agave or maple syrup).

  2. Add Honey

    Add Honey To Your Rolled Oats.

  3. Add your cinnamon and pinch of salt to the mixture for extra flavor, and mix well.

  4. Cinnamon and Salt

    Add Cinnamon and Pinch of Salt For Extra Flavor.

  5. Add in protein powder of your choice.

  6. Protein Powder

    Add Protein Powder of Your Choice.

  7. If the mixture is too dry, now is the time to add a tablespoon or two of water to your mixture. Add in little by little to check the consistency as you go. Thoroughly mix the ingredients together.

  8. mix

    Mix All Ingredients Well Together.

  9. Take a pan and press the mixture in, making sure it is evenly well-packed.

  10. Press in Mixture

    Evenly Press in the Protein Bar Mixture.

  11. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerate for about an hour to set the bars so they are able to hold their shape.

  12. Place in Fridge

    Place the Pan in the Fridge to allow the Energy Bar to Set.

  13. Once the protein bar is finished setting, flip over the pan to remove the protein bar from the pan and to reveal your complete protein bar recipe!

  14. Flip Protein Bar

    Flip over the Pan to Reveal Your Completed Protein Bar.

  15. Once the bars have set, you can take them out and cut them into individual servings.

  16. Cut to Serve

    Cut into Individual Servings.

These homemade basic protein bars can be enjoyed on the spot and can also be saved to enjoy throughout the week. Make sure to use the appropriate meal prep container to store these protein bars in room temperature to enjoy throughout the week as an on-the-go snack! Also, remember that you can easily customize the recipe by using different nut butters, sweetners and toppings to suit your taste preferences and dietary restrictions.


Completed Protein Bar Recipe!

Chef Shannon Lawler

Chef Shannon is a Le Cordon Bleu graduate and classically trained chef. She revolutionized culinary education by establishing a program that introduced on-site gardens, innovative curriculum, and 70% plant-based menus, while also promoting sustainability through recycling initiatives. Her impact is felt globally since she traveled to prestigious institutions across the US and Asia disseminating her cuisine. She now uses her expertise to teach people about cooking, valuing the profound link between food, and health.