10 Minute No Bake Protein Blondies (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 0 minutesTotal: 10 minutes
Yield: serves 6 Category: Desserts
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My easy to make Protein Blondies are such a delicious snack that are perfect for anyone working on increasing their protein intake! A lovely fudgy bar bursting with chocolate chips, vanilla and sea salt – a simple but delicious flavour combination.

I get the occasional request for protein recipes so thought it was about time I shared some on here. It will depend on the protein serving in the powder that you use but I worked these out to be around 10g protein per slice, (if divided into six pieces), making one of these bars the perfect protein filled afternoon snack along with a soya latte.

Make sure you use a good quality protein powder that suits your specific dietary requirements. It helps to use one you actually like the taste of otherwise you risk ruining the blondies. I use a vanilla flavour vegan protein, however, a whey or casein would work too if you consume dairy. If you aren’t really used to eating food with protein powder in, it is worth mentioning that the texture of goods are affected somewhat by the powder and will be dryer than usual. Having said that, the desserts should still be enjoyable and it shouldn’t be like eating sandpaper. If you think your mixture might be too dry, (for example it is crumbling and not sticking together at all), then you may need to add 1 to 2 tbsp coconut milk (creamy part) to help it come together.

As mentioned, I like to use a vanilla flavoured protein powder in this recipe, however, I think this would probably also work well with a salted caramel or chocolate flavour if you wanted to experiment a little bit. I used a bar of dairy free chocolate I chopped up into chunks but you could use whichever type or form of chocolate you prefer.

I use an 8″ x 8″ brownie tray lined with parchment paper but you could use a smaller pan and create thicker blondies if preferred. You could even use a brownie tray with dividers if you don’t trust yourself to slice them neatly or evenly.

I place these protein blondies in the freezer to set and then, once I have sliced them into six, I just store them in my fridge where they can be kept for up to one week. Allow them a few minutes to thaw out before slicing and take care when moving them around.

If you are a fan of dessert recipes that incorporate protein powder you may want to try my Oreo Protein Truffles which you can find here or my nut free Chocolate Tahini Protein Bites. Alternatively if you are looking for healthy blondies that are actually baked why not try my Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies recipe which you can find here.

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Ingredients

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  • 70g 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 70g 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 4 tbsp peanut butter (heaped)
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 handful chocolate chips or chunks (plus extra to drizzle over the top)
  • splash vanilla essence
  • pinch sea salt

Method

  1. Place all of the ingredients except the chocolate into a large mixing bowl and combine using your hands until a very sticky dough forms
  2. Add one handful of the chocolate chunks or chips to the bowl and stir through the mixture so they are evenly distributed throughout
  3. Scrape the batter into an 8" x 8" brownie tray lined with parchment paper
  4. Press the mixture down firmly into the tray ensuring you really pack it into each of the corners and it is smooth on top
  5. Melt the remaining chocolate using a Bain- Marie and drizzle over the top of the tray
  6. If desired, add a sprinkle of sea salt across the top and pop in the freezer to set for a minimum of one hour before slicing

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