Seriously you guys, I think these bars speak for themselves.
Sprinkles make healthy things (and life) so much better. They're just a party on a plate and brighten up any time of the day when I want to gobble these protein bars up.
And that's exactly what I did. Morning, noon and night I had one of these. My typical morning usually goes something like this: work out, shower, get dressed, get dressed again (because I hate my first outfit), do my hair, watch Good Morning America, then determine what I'm going to make/eat for breakfast with the last 4 minutes before I have to rush out the door.
Sometimes it's egg whites and veggies, sometimes it's a breakfast smoothie, but the majority of the time it's anything I can grab as quickly as possible.
Needless to say, these funfetti protein bars have been clutch for my morning routine. A sweet, chewy and very healthy bar filled with everything I need in the morning. I just grabbed one and ate it on the road for a week straight! Then I packed it in my lunch and ate them again in the afternoon.
Just look at them! Nuff said.
- 1 cup oat flour (gluten-free if needed) store-bought or homemade
- 1 ¼ cups creamy cashew butter or almond butter (peanut butter works too)
- 2 scoops (50-60g) vanilla protein powder (Note 1)
- ¼ cup ground flax seed
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 2 Tablespoons rainbow sprinkles plus more for topping
- Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and use a rubber spatula or spoon to mix everything together until it's combined. I typically end up using my hands at the end to make sure everything gets mixed together. It should be thick, like cookie dough, but not crumbly.
- Use a medium cookie scoop or heaping Tablespoon to roll them into1 ½-inch balls. Dip the tops in more sprinkles. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days or in the fridge for up to a week. Cake batter protein bites freeze well for up to 3 months.