These delicious no bake high protein funfetti bars are cheaper than store bought, made with good for you ingredients and are super easy to whip up! Depending on which option you go for, this recipe is naturally gluten free, vegan, paleo, refined sugar free, grain free and dairy free!
“We should go on a birthday hike. Grab a 6 pack (of beer), some sandwiches from Subway and a classic mud cake from Coles. Hit the peak of the hills and enjoy it up there!”
“Is there a lift to take us up to the top?”
“Can we hire a sherpa to carry us?”
“Then no. That sounds like birthday punishment. I know for a fact that the trail is 14 kilometers (9 miles) return. I’d rather hike to the shops and back and call it exercise.”
“Arman, the shops are next door to us.”
My friends and I clearly have a different notion of how to celebrate one’s vacation. Depending on what time you read this, we may be out for lunch, binge watching something on Netflix or eating cake.
We will not, however, be hiking. Well, I won’t be.
Anyway, my intentions today was to host a pretty epic giveaway, because birthdays are all about celebrating in one form or another. However, I had an idea to host a dual giveaway- One for bloggers and one for everyone. The intentions behind two giveaways in one is due to some exciting, behind the scenes work I’d been doing with some bloggers. Long term readers may remember last year the mentioning a program for bloggers in terms of growing their platforms, the unconventional way. 6 months later, I’m like a proud chicken of the growth the mentees (?) have seen, and I plan to have a giveaway for one gig.
Instead, we’ll be enjoying a cliche blogging recipe, aka one involving sprinkles. The last birthday celebrated on here was my sister’s. We had this funfetti mug cake so this time, we had to keep the funfetti theme going, in no-bake style.
Before we get into today’s recipe, it’s Wednesday, so let’s see what made my plate. This is from last week and being a bad blogger, I’m going to be a cop-out and share my eats which were shared on Monday’s post, however with more specifics-
Breakfast- None. Lunch- The loaded burger (bacon, pineapple, patty, cheese, pickles, onions and beetroot) with a side of beer battered onion rings. Snack- Well, this was literally straight after lunch- Gelato! Dinner- Beer battered fish and chips with ketchup and a guacamole dip. Note- Never get guacamole with chips. It was a fail (whale).
Now let’s talk today’s recipe!
With the northern hemisphere embracing the sun, heat and temporary extinction of ovens, there’s no better timing than to share this healthy no bake recipe with you- Funfetti style!
These healthy no bake funfetti bars are packed with protein and take less than 10 minutes to whip up and have the BEST texture- Soft, chewy and. Unlike many store bought protein or snack bars, these contain good for you, wholesome ingredients, minus all the nasties- No sugar, fillers, artificial thickeners and all that jazz! Bonus? They are MUCH cheaper than many mainstream bars (seriously, some are going for close to $5 a BAR!). I tested it using two options, one using oat flour and one using almond flour– I prefer the oat flour one (it lends a better texture), but the almond flour one works well too, although you’d need a dash more liquid to firm up. Depending on which option you go for, this recipe is naturally gluten free, vegan, paleo, refined sugar free, dairy free and high fiber!
HACK! Prefer a soft and chewy bar? Keep these individually wrapped in parchment paper outside of the refrigerator. Prefer a chewy and slightly firmer bar? Keep them in the freezer and allow to thaw slightly. Like many of my recipes, this is my favorite way of enjoying them, but to each their own!
Make these healthy no bake high protein funfetti bars and stick a candle in it and call a sherpa.
It’s my birthday, and I’ll get a sherpa to take me up the hill if I want to.
Healthy No Bake High Protein Funfetti Bars
- 1 1/4 cup oat flour gluten free, if needed*
- 1/4 cup cake flour can use all oat flour*
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder See 'shop' page for my recommendations- Optional
- pinch sea salt
- Granulated sweetener of choice**
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup nut butter of choice I used both drippy almond butter and drippy cashew butter
- 1/2 cup brown rice syrup sub for honey or maple syrup for paleo option
- 1 tablespoon + milk of choice***
- Sprinkles optional
- Line a 9 x 9 baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine your flours, protein powder, sea salt and granulated sweetener and set aside.
- In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, melt your nut butter with the brown rice syrup (or maple/honey). Whisk in the vanilla extract and pour into the dry mixture. Mix very well until fully incorporated.
- If batter is too thick (it generally is), add a tablespoon of milk or more, until a thick batter is formed. If batter is too thin, add a dash more flour until a thick batter is formed. Stir in optional sprinkles and transfer batter to lined baking dish and press firmly into it.
- Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes, or until firm.
** If protein powder is sweetened, you can omit.
*** Depending on the blend of flours you use, you may need less or more. Adjust accordingly.
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Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day Arman!
Thanks so much, Kate! 🙂
I just remembered our birthdays were around the same time! happy birthday! and no hiking for me on my birthday or ever!
Seriously, we would have polished off a mud cake together (I think it’s an Aussie thing…I’ll send you a photo!)
Yay Happy Birthday Arman! Perfect way to celebrate with these little no bake treats! And no, I would neverrrrrrr climb a mountain on my birthday, actually I would never climb a mountain ever!
😀 Hahaha right? Seriously, worst idea ever. 😀
Happy birthday 🙂 I’ve really never been a fan of a lot of exercise on my birthday so I’m with you. And the only bad guacamole experience was when I got lazy and got a store bought container. Not real guacamole.
OMG! I bought that in NYC, it was like, green sour cream! Then again, it was 99 cents…
Thank you! 🙂
Happy Birthday Arman! These look like a good way to celebrate if you ask me 😀 I’ve never climbed a mountain on my birthday, because I live in Florida and it’s flat as a pancake. But if I lived somewhere where there were mountains I totally would!
Hahaha oh no. I ended up staying in reading Harry Potter because..I’m lazy 😀
Happy Birthday Arman! Hope you have a wonderful day 🙂 And protein bars have gotten ridiculously expensive, I really need to start taking the time to make my own, love this recipe!
Thanks so much 🙂 I hope you enjoy the recipe!
These look awesome, and to make in less than 30 minutes even greater. Happy Birthday!!! I’ve done long runs on my birthday, but never hikes. Just take plenty of your bars and you’ll be fine.
Thanks, Sarah! I ended up staying in reading Harry Potter while my mates hiked. :p
Happy Birthday Arman!! Hope you are enjoying all the NON hiking relaxation you can muster up.
I actually would love to climb a mountain, bonus points if on my birthday. But I’d bring a few of these things along to celebrate.
Thanks so much, Cora! I stayed in and read Harry Potter…. oops.
I want fish and chips!! It looks so good.
I’ve had guac where the avocados were far to ripe which made it inedible 🙁
Happy birthday friend!
OH! Those are the worst, you can’t even mash them!
Thank you 🙂
Happy birthday! The one thing I always must do on my birthday is workout. I just love it so much. I love to eat too. Always a must!
Oh dang! Glad you enjoy working out, hopefully supplementing it well with food 🙂
Happy Birthday Arman! =) Hope you have a wonderful day that doesn’t involve climbing a mountain! I enjoy exercising, but climbing a mountain just sounds awful – especially on your birthday! =P
😀 Thanks so much, Alessandria 🙂
There is no better way to celebrate a birthday than with funfetti! Well, climbing straight up the side of a mountain gives funfetti bars a run for their money, though. Oh! What about climbing straight up the side of a mountain while eating lots of funfetti bars? Yup, that’s how I’d celebrate! Hope you’re having a great one, mate!
Lol, so my mates went mountain climbing, but I read Harry Potter. I think I won :p
The only poor experience I’ve ever had with guacamole is getting it on myself. I usually try to get so much on the chip…and it falls off. Too ambitious for the guac.
I did some climbing yesterday and it was really nice out. Not sure if I would be happy being surprised with it on my birthday…
Haha that’s a good thing- guacamole should be enjoyed in bountiful amounts!
Hahaha. . . I had to laugh when I read your conversation with your friends about hiking with your friends, because that is SO me when it comes to hiking. I love being outside, but on my birthday, eating cake and just spending time with family is the best. These no bake treats? Mmm… I would stick a candle in it, frost it with some of your recipes for frosting, and call it cake. All of your funfetti treats make me feel young again.
Hmm… Thankfully I haven’t had a bad experience with guacamole, but knowing me, I probably will, sometime. 🙂
I hope not- Guacamole should be enjoyed 🙂
HAPPY Birthday Arman too! Enjoying one of your blog recipes sounds like an A-okay way to celebrate a birthday!
🙂 Thanks, Emily!