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Gluten-Free Homemade Protein Bars

These gluten-free homemade protein bars are healthy and surprisingly sweet! They're a vegan, no-bake recipe that's full of real food ingredients and makes a tasty snack.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword no bake bars, protein powder, vanilla, vanilla protein bars, vegan protein powder recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10 bars
Calories 240kcal


  • Silicone Spatula
  • Mixing Bowls



  • In a large bowl combine the first four ingredients.
    In process image for protein bars: ingredients in a bowl
  • Heat the coconut oil until melted and whisk it in with the almond butter and syrup,
    In process image for gluten free homemade protein bars, combining liquid ingredients
  • Pour wet into dry and mix slightly.
  • Slowly add in the almond milk and whisk until combined.
  • Add in the dried cherries and mix again.
  • Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper. Scoop the mixture into the pan and using another piece of parchment paper, press the bar mixture evenly into the pan. Press hard to make sure they stay together.
    In process image for gluten free homemade protein bars, pressing bars into pan
  • Top the mixture with the almonds and use a silicone spatula to press them into the mixture.
    In process image for gluten free homemade protein bars, topping bar mixture with almonds
  • Place in the freezer to set for one hour.
  • Remove and cut into ten bars.
  • Keep in the freezer until ready to eat (or place in the fridge). Can be eaten straight from the freezer or chilled in the fridge.



Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 287IU | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 1mg