Grab-and-Go Oatmeal Bars That Pack 17 Grams of Protein

Your alarm goes off, and you barely have enough time or energy to slip out of your PJs and into a decent outfit, let alone prepare a nutritious (and tasty!) breakfast. Boom! This recipe has your busy morning's back. Make it the night before, and you've got breakfast for the week.

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Each chewy, nutty, and subtly sweet bar is 176 calories and offers 8.4 grams of fiber but only has 5.5 grams of sugar. Munch down two bars, and that's a 350-calorie breakfast with almost 17 grams of protein.

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And did I mention they taste like cookies? Easy, quick, and yummy. Check out the simple recipe below.

Gluten-Free Almond Oatmeal Protein Bars

Cook Time20 minutes
Yield18 bars

From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR Fitness


    • 1 cup almond butter
    • 3 ounces vanilla plant-based protein powder (I used Vega)
    • 1/2 cup maple syrup
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda


    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-by-11-inch pan with cooking spray.

    2. Stir in rolled oats, coconut, and baking soda, and mix well.

    3. Firmly press stiff dough into the pan using the back of a spoon.

    4. Bake for 12 minutes or until the top browns slightly.

    5. Cool pan on a rack, cut into 18 squares, and store leftovers in an airtight container.