Healthy Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter Protein Bars
What’s better than a big spoonful of peanut butta? These Healthy Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter Protein Bars! They are da bomb.
I love, love, LOOOVE peanut butter, don’t get me wrong, but I have SO much in my pantry and fridge
and under my pillow right now that I don’t even know what to do with it all. I have four jars of regular peanut butter sitting in my pantry, and in the fridge, a batch of my Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter and a batch of Cinnamon Raisin Chia Seed Peanut Butter.
All those jars are just waiting patiently for me. Calling my name. And calling my name. Until I go and visit them all with a spoon.
Hmmm, I might go get me some now… BRB!
Nom. Nom. NOM, NOM, NOM.
My Cinnamon Raisin Chia Seed Peanut Butter recipe makes QUITE a batch (aka, a huge batch). Even though I made Cinnamon Raison Peanut Butter Krispy Treats, and despite making really good friends with a spoon and visiting the giant jar peanut butter (basically every spoon I own is sitting in the kitchen sink from all the PB dunkin’), I still have A TON leftover…
That’s how these Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter Protein Bars came to be. They’re chewy, they’re fudgy, they’re peanut buttery, and they’re sweet. They taste more like decadent fudge rather than anything actually good for you!
BEHOLD! The fudginess! One bite and you will fall in love. These Healthy Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter Protein Bars are easy to make, they require no baking, they’re refined sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, AND vegan! This healthy breakfast/snack/dessert will be on your mind alllll daaay looong.
These Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter Protein Bars are chewy, fudgy, peanut buttery, and sweet. They taste more like decadent fudge rather than something that's actually good for you!
Line an 8" brownie pan with parchment paper both ways and set aside.
In a stand mixer with beater attachment, add the peanut butter, almond milk, stevia, cinnamon, and salt. Mix on low speed.
In a small bowl, whisk together the oat flour and protein isolate/protein powder.
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixing stand mixer. Mix until fully incorporated and mixture is even.
Add in the raisins and optional peanuts. Scoop the dough into the prepared pan and flatten it out. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Slice into 10 bars. Cover and refrigerate to store. Keeps for 1 week in the fridge (these can also be frozen in individual sandwich baggies for up to 3 months).
Do not use whey/egg/casein protein! The mixture will be gooey and won’t solidify.
I have made three batches of these protein bars in two weeks. Everyone in my house eats these protein bars like it’s their last meal. Most people like the added crunch of peanuts, so I chop some up and press them into the bars. Totally optional though!
I have eaten so much peanut butter lately, it’s coursing through my veins. I’m pretty sure my body composition is now 90% peanut butta.
Eat protein bars.
With love (and healthy dessert),
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Hope you enjoy the protein bars! 🙂