I’ve been craving something “chai” flavored lately, which is strange since it’s summer, not fall! I’ve been wanting to make a protein bar recipe too, so why not make a chai spiced protein bar?
I love making any type of recipe, but I really love sharing recipes that anyone can make. If you’re someone who loves to cook and is an expert chef, or someone that hates to cook and burns boiling water, you can absolutely throw these protein bars together!
My favorite part is that these can be completely refined sugar free and vegan if you want! The only sweetener in this recipe is raw honey. To make it vegan, use maple syrup! To keep it refined sugar free, use a protein powder that doesn’t have refined sugars. To keep it vegan, use a plant-based protein!
- 1 c. almond flour
- 1/2 c. vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 c. almond butter
- 1/4 c. almond milk
- 1/4 c. raw honey
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. cardamom
- 1/2 tsp. ginger
- 1/2 tsp. cloves
- 1/3 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/3 tsp. allspice
These bars are much easier to make than you’d think! Mix together the dry ingredients, so the almond flour, protein powder, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and allspice! Whisk the dry ingredients together until everything is evenly mixed.
Melt the almond butter until it’s runny. Add the almond butter, milk and honey to the dry mixture and stir until you get one giant, evenly mixed blob of protein bar dough. If it’s too hard to do this with a whisk, spatula or fork, you can cheat like I did and squish it with your hands.
Line a 9×9 pan with wax paper. Take the “dough” and press it into an even layer, making sure to press it into the corners too. Freeze for about 20 minutes, just so the mixture isn’t still warm from the melted almond butter. Cut into rectangles and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
One note I have to add – if you wan’t thicker protein bars, double the recipe or use a smaller pan!