Low Sugar Baked Protein Bars

10 Bars123 cals

You guys have asked me for awhile now to make more baked protein bar recipes. Today, we make that happen! These Quick Baked Protein Bars take 6 ingredients or less and you probably already have them all on hand.

Start this one by taking out a bowl and picking your flavor(s). As long as you use a good tasting protein powder, that’s all you need to flavor these protein bars. I personally like chocolate or vanilla.

Add in around 2-3 scoops of your choice flavor, 1/4 cup of coconut or almond flour, 6 tablespoons of peanut butter, 4 ounces of cream cheese, and 1/4 cup of unsweetened milk substitute.

You can work this recipe around your macros. Eating higher fat? Use full fat cream cheese. Need more fiber? Choose coconut flour.

Mix all of those ingredients together until smooth.

If your mix ends up being really thick, you should add a little bit more milk to the recipe. If it ends up too thin (watery), you should add a little bit more flour to it.

Once your mix is ready, take out a baking pan. You can either line it like I did with some parchment paper for easy cleanup or just use it as is.

Add your mix to your pan and flatten it out in your pan. Keep your hands moist and nothing will stick to them!

Big or Small Baked Protein Bars

You can also use whatever pan size you want, as long as it’s oven safe. Want thicker bars? Use a bread pan. Thinner ones? A cake pan.

Keep in mind that the thicker the baked protein bars are, the longer they’re going to take to cook.

Top them with whatever you want and throw them in the oven on 350F/176C for around 10 minutes.

There you go! Quick baked protein bars that won’t fall apart on you and don’t need to be refrigerated.

Let me know what your favorite flavor ends up being or creative toppings you use below in the comments.

Don’t have time to bake them? Don’t worry, try out No Bake Healthy Breakfast Bars next.

Quick Baked Protein Bars Recipe

Low Sugar Baked Protein Bars

How to make Baked Protein Bars that are low in sugar and take only 6 ingredients or less to make! Pick your flavor and choose your toppings.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked bars, energy bars, health bars
Servings: 10 Bars
Calories: 123kcal
Cost: $2.25
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked bars, energy bars, health bars
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 Bars
Calories: 123kcal
Cost: $2.25

Ingredients

  • 2-3 Scoops Protein PowderYour choice flavor
  • ¼ Cup Almond Flouror Coconut (28g)
  • 6 Tablespoons Peanut Butter96g
  • 4 Ounces Cream CheeseFull, Reduced, or Fat Free (120g)
  • ¼ Cup Milk Substituteor Milk (2 Ounces)
  • Chocolate Chipsor Other Toppings *Optional

Instructions

  • Add all of your ingredients into a bowl and mix them together
  • Take out a baking pan, line it with some parchment paper, and add your mix in
  • Press down to evenly flatten out your mix around your pan
  • Bake on 350F/176C for around 10 minutes

Video

Notes

Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 1239
  • Fat: 71g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Sodium: 982mg
  • Carbs: 49g (Net Carbs: 40g)
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 20g
  • Protein: 101g
 
Calories in each bar if you cut 10:
  • Calories: 123
  • Fat: 7.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Sodium: 98.2mg
  • Carbs: 4.9g (Net Carbs: 4g)
  • Fiber: .9g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 10.1g

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.9g | Protein: 10.1g | Fat: 7.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Sodium: 98.2mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 20g

Ingredients

  • 2-3 Scoops Protein Powder Your choice flavor
  • ¼ Cup Almond Flour or Coconut (28g)
  • 6 Tablespoons Peanut Butter 96g
  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese Full, Reduced, or Fat Free (120g)
  • ¼ Cup Milk Substitute or Milk (2 Ounces)
  • Chocolate Chips or Other Toppings *Optional

Instructions

  • Add all of your ingredients into a bowl and mix them together
  • Take out a baking pan, line it with some parchment paper, and add your mix in
  • Press down to evenly flatten out your mix around your pan
  • Bake on 350F/176C for around 10 minutes

Video

Notes

Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 1239
  • Fat: 71g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Sodium: 982mg
  • Carbs: 49g (Net Carbs: 40g)
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 20g
  • Protein: 101g
 
Calories in each bar if you cut 10:
  • Calories: 123
  • Fat: 7.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Sodium: 98.2mg
  • Carbs: 4.9g (Net Carbs: 4g)
  • Fiber: .9g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 10.1g

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.9g | Protein: 10.1g | Fat: 7.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Sodium: 98.2mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 20g

13 Comments

  1. Clay on August 23, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Coconut and Almond flour are completely different, when using Coconut Flour you need significantly more liquid. I can’t see that recipe working with Coconut Flour

  2. Lori Grande on August 25, 2017 at 12:00 am

    My favorite toppings are coconut flakes and dark choc chips! I like it with the choc protein powder!

  3. Sarah on March 6, 2019 at 12:00 am

    What is the shelf life of these bars and do you have any recipe which can stay good in airtight but unrefrigerated

    • Derek Howes on March 7, 2019 at 12:00 am

      They don’t last any longer than a week here so based off “experience I’d say around a week!

  4. Jojo on March 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Hello Derek,

    Do I need to add sweetener if my protein is unflavoured ? Stevia maybe ? Do you think cocoa powder is a good way to add flavour to the bars ?

    Love your blog !

    • Derek Howes on March 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

      I would add a bit, yes. Stevia or erythritol would by my choice nowadays and cocoa powder is AWESOME for flavor! Thanks Jojo

  5. Jenny on June 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Can I substitute the cream cheese with greek yogurt?

  6. Ben Neatherlin on August 3, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I tried these with banana protein powder and they was delicious

  7. k. whytte on February 4, 2020 at 12:00 am

    there must be a way to make protein bars to last 1-2 weeks outside the fridge (in a room temperature)
    Please suggest a way.
    important for me

    • Derek Howes on May 27, 2020 at 9:18 pm

      Not something I’ve experimented with much but you could definitely add in some preservatives.

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