I made these bars using coconut flour, almond flour and protein powder. The finished product is absolutely delicious, however, my boyfriend immediately asked me if it was suppose to be a coconut flavored bar.
Maybe, I’ve just been baking with coconut flour for so long that it doesn’t have an overwhelming coconut flavor to me. On that note, if you aren’t an avid coconut flour user try subbing the coconut flour for oat flour and you will get a more neutral taste.
As for peanut butter, I couldn’t think of any other flavor to use for these bars other than Nuts ‘N More Birthday Cake. Any natural peanut butter work just fine in this recipe.
PEScience Gourmet Vanilla Select Protein powder tastes like straight up ice cream in powder form. That’s why it’s my absolute favorite flavor of PEScience Selects to bake with. It will sweeten anything up with adding all the sugar. You can get 30% off by using code PBCHOCO.
High protein, healthy, white chocolate peanut butter bars.
- 1/3 c almond flour
- 1/3 c coconut flour or oat flour
- 32g vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% off code PBCHOCO)
- 1/4 c peanut butter (I used Nuts 'N More)
- 1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
- 3 tbsp. all natural sugar-free maple syrup (I used Joseph's brand)
- 3 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp. white chocolate chips
- optional: sprinkles
- Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a small baking dish with parchment paper.
- Place the flours and protein powder in a large bowl and set aside.
- In a microwave safe bowl, mix together the peanut butter, maple syrup, apple sauce, vanilla and almond milk until smooth. If mixture is too tough to mix smoothly, place in the microwave for 5-8 seconds and continue stirring.
- Add your wet ingredients to your dry and mix with a fork until a dough forms.
- Fold in white chocolate chips and sprinkles.
- Press dough evenly into the bottom of your prepared baking dish.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool before cutting into 9 squares and serving.