Monster Cookie Oat Bars… think of all the best ingredients in one healthy, tasty naturally high in protein (no protein powder) and healthy fats snack bar! These bars are also gluten free and don’t contain any flour.
I may say this a lot but I think I’ve found my new favourite snack!! Largely because these bars contain many of my favourite ingredients: peanut butter, nuts, white chocolate chips, oats and chocolate buttons! Can I get a yum!!
These aren’t unfortunately Vegan due to the eggs but I’m definitely going to try and make a Vegan alternative so keep an eye out. They are however gluten free if you use gluten free oats.
Traditional monster cookies are made with a lot of butter, sugar and flour. These however contain no flour. I used coconut sugar as a healthier alternative which I combined with a low sugar/ calorie sweetener. I replaced the butter with melted cacao buttons (I get mine from Myprotein code CLEANLEAN gets ££ off) which are a healthier alternative to butter and packed with antioxidants and vitamins. Win win!
Due to the added peanuts, peanut butter and coconut these bars are also high in protein around 7g per slice and are packed with 11g of healthy fat. Such a tasty yet also balanced snack to reach for in the afternoons.
Like with many of my recipes you’ll need only one bowl and maybe a hand mixer although you can make them without.
You can also bake along with me as I’ve filmed the full recipe in one of my latest YouTube videos ‘healthy high protein snacks swaps’…. cleanleanbakes
Heres the recipe:
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- ¼ cup melted cacao butter beans or sub with softened butter
- ½ cup coconut sugar (sub with brown sugar)
- ½ cup low calorie sweetener or sugar of your choice
- 3 eggs
- 4½ cups of gluten free oats
- A tsp vanilla flavour drop or vanilla extract
- 2 Tsp Baking Soda
- Pinch of Salt
- 2 Tbsp Desiccated Coconut
- 2 Tbsp white chocolate chips
- ¼ cup peanuts
- Topping: Coloured Chocolate Buttons
- Preheat the oven to 180oc and line a baking tin with baking paper
- In a large bowl combine the peanut butter, cacao butter and sugars and beat until smooth. Add in the eggs one at a time mixing well. I used an electric hand mixer to combine thoroughly but can do by hand.
- Add the vanilla, oats, salt and baking soda to the bowl and combine again before stirring in the remaining ingredients. Pour the batter into the baking tin and flatten.
- Sprinkle over the coloured chocolate buttons.
- Bake for around 22 minutes until light but golden on top
What's Your Reaction?
Hi, I’m Vicky and I created this blog to hopefully pass on my passion for baking up yummy healthy creations. Eating healthy and exercising is a big part of my lifestyle and something that is very important to me. Thanks for reading!