chocolate protein bars recipe


This is one of those recipes where I threw some things together and just hoped for the best.

Luckily for me, they worked out BRILLIANTLY and the bars have become my go-to for breakfast which is loads better than just my usual brekkie of coffee. I’m also thrilled to bits that my beige-diet little boy (who has autism) has been enjoying these as well, because I know how many goodies are in them and he does not. Winning!

I’m loving them as a pre and/or post run snack too, heavy enough to be satisfying but not sitting all stodgy in my belly.


You need:

8 dried pitted dates

1/2 cup sultanas

1/2 cup plain flour (spelt, organic, wholemeal are good!)

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/3 cup rapadura sugar

2 heaped tablespoons cacao powder

1 teaspoon allspice

2 tablespoons protein powder of your choice.

1/3 cup each of: sunflower seeds, walnuts, pepitas, goji berries, quinoa (seeds preferable to flakes), chia seeds. You can chop and change all sorts of ingredients here according to your own tastes.

2 leaves kale (if you have it, regular spinach or silver beet is fine too), torn up with stalk removed

2 eggs

Warm water


What to do:

Preheat oven to 180 Celsius

Place all ingredients aside from the eggs and water in your blender or Thermomix and pulse until the mixture has a fine grainy consistency.

Crack in the eggs and set to mix. Drizzle in warm water until it all starts to stick together.

Line a slice tin with baking paper then press in the mixture. Place in the hot oven and bake for 30 minutes.

Allow to cool then slice into bars. Enjoy!




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Zoey Dowling

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