It's January and many who started with good intentions of eating healthier, it's winter and that can easily be pushed aside for comfort foods. With this recipe, you’ll no longer worry about falling off the healthy eating band-wagon at snack time. Make an extra batch to share with friends, co-workers or just keep for yourself.
The best part is that because this isn’t a perfect recipe and can be a clearinghouse for your pantry. Don’t have sunflower seeds or sun butter on hand? No problem, swap them out for chopped pumpkin seeds and that last 1/3 of a jar of nut butter lurking in the back corner. Or, put those pecans leftover from holiday baking to work in place of almonds, all in the name of good eating.
Even with this versatility, be sure to stick with the crystallized ginger (at least for your first batch) because it is undoubtedly the superstar of this recipe.
Ginger-Vanilla Protein Bars
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
scant 1/2 cup Life’s Abundance Vanilla Plant Protein
1 cup oats (gluten free optional)
1 cup corn flakes, pounded to large crumbs
1/2 cup raw almonds, finely chopped
1/3 cup sunflower seed butter
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup crystallized ginger, chopped (approx. 3 oz whole pieces)
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
In saucepan over medium low heat, melt butter, whisk in maple syrup.
Add milk and protein powder, whisk together until smooth.
In large bowl, add oats, corn flakes, almonds, sunflower seeds and about 3/4 ginger pieces.
Pour melted butter mixture over dry ingredients, mix together thoroughly.
Add sun butter to mixture and mix well, kneading with hands if necessary.
Line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment, foil or non-stick spray. Transfer mixture into pan; using a spatula or damp hands, press down firmly in even layer.
Sprinkle shredded coconut and remaining ginger pieces, press down into bars.
Bake at 325 for 20 minutes.
Let cool completely before cutting.
Why did we use Life's Abundance Vanilla Plant Protein Powder in this recipe?
It's a nutrient dense mix of proteins that includes pea, chia, pumpkin, hemp and quinoa. One serving the Life's Abundance Vanilla Protein Powder has 14 grams of high quality protein and makes your snack healthier by combing yummy and healthy!
Life's Abundance vegan protein is not only a source of clean, easily digested, bioavailable protein, it’s better for the environment than proteins containing animal products (specifically, whey protein) and massive amounts of pesticides and GMO products (prevalent in soy proteins). Animal agriculture and the constant assault of herbicides and pesticides on the soil are on the list of the biggest threats to our environment and our health. Many other vegetarian protein powders use whey, soy, and rice as their main source of protein, but Life's Abundance protein is a far superior product because it doesn’t contain those ingredients.
More benefits of using Life's Abundance Vanilla Plant Protein Powder:
- Soy Free
- No Added Sugar
- No Artificial Flavors
- No Artificial Preservatives
- No Artificial Colors
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Enjoy your day!
Lisa and Rich Jelinek