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5 Homemade Protein Bar Recipes To Build Muscle

Homemade Protein Bar Recipes

When it comes to protein bars my stance is the same as when we're taking about mass gainer shakes.
You're far better off making them yourself for a number of reasons including...

You Actually Know What You're Getting

Look at the ingredients list on just about any protein bar in your local supermarket or supplement store, you'll soon see that they're jammed full of artificial ingredients you've likely never heard of.
When we make our own bars we know exactly what we're putting in them - proper nutrient filled ingredients, not artificial sweeteners and fillers.

You Can Easily Customize Ingredients/Quantities To Hit Your Macro Split

At times it can be difficult to fit foods into your diet that'll add up to your calorie and macronutrient goal at the end of the day - the 5 recipes I've listed below are great but you can alter them slightly if need be to hit your own macronutrient goals. Already getting enough carbs but need some more protein? Simply up the number of whey protein scoops in the recipe and decrease the amount of oats/honey (whatever the carbohydrate sources in the recipe are) and you've got yourself a macronutrient friendly protein bar recipe.

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You'll Save A Significant Amount of Money

Here in Australia protein bars with between 20g and 40g of protein per bar can cost anywhere from $4 - $7 a bar... when you're eating a bar a day that quickly adds up.
Why spend $35 a week on protein bars when you can make your own that're better quality and more macro-friendly?

Here Are My 5 Homemade Protein Bar Recipes

Choc-Peanut Butter Bars


4 scoops chocolate whey protein powder
2 tbsp. non-dairy chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup peanut butter
¼ cup honey
½ cup organic brown rice crisps cereal
½ cup quick rolled oats
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats


Grease a parchment-paper lined pan with cooking spray.
In a food processor, pulse oats until you reach a consistency that resembles flour.
Mix both kinds of oats together with cereal and protein powder in a medium bowl.
Then, combine peanut butter and honey in a pan over medium heat. Make sure to stir until well combined. Remove from heat.
Add vanilla once you have removed the mixture from heat.
Then, pour the peanut butter mixture that you have made over the oats and stir until well combined.
Prepare the bars by making them with your hands and putting them in the pan.
Melt the chocolate chips in a pan for at least a minute then drizzle over the bar Place bar in the fridge and let it stay there for around 30 minutes.
Slice big chocolate bar into 12 small bars.

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Grab and Go Cocoa Bars


3 scoops chocolate whey protein powder
1 tbsp. cocoa, unsweetened
2 to 5 tbsp. water
1 cup uncooked oats
3 tbsp. honey
1 cup natural peanut butter


Line a 9 x 9 tray with parchment paper.
Mix honey and peanut butter in a bowl then microwave for around 30 seconds.
Then, add oats, water, cocoa, and protein powder and mix until well blended. Make sure that the mixture becomes moist and crumbly then press onto the pan that you have prepared and keep in the fridge for around 20 minutes.
Cut into smaller bars.

Chia Maca Mix


2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
½ tsp sea salt
1 cup almonds
1/3 cup almond butter
½ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup coconut oil
¼ cup maple syrup
2 tbsp. maca powder
2 tbsp. chia seeds
½ cup pepitas
½ cup flax meal


Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper.
Grind the almonds in a food processor until you reach a consistency that’s coarse.
Then, pour this mixture into a bowl and mix with salt, chia seeds, pepitas, flax meal, maca powder, and sunflower seeds.
In a saucepan, combine coconut oil, almond butter, and maple syrup together.
Mix all of the ingredients until well combined then mix with the dry mixture that you have made earlier.
Spread the mixture on a pan and press firmly before putting in the fridge. Let it stay there overnight then cut into smaller bars the following day.

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Orange and Goji Bars


2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp. orange rind, grated
1 tbsp. vanilla essence
¼ cup coconut milk
¾ cup goji berries
¼ cup coconut flour
¾ cup almonds, ground


Mix whey protein powder and coconut flour together.
Then, add milk to the powder and flour mixture and mix with the rest of the ingredients.
Press onto a baking pan and let cool in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour or so.
Cut cooled bar into smaller bars.

Oats, Ginger, Vanilla, and Apple Bars


2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
¼ cup shredded coconut
½ cup chopped crystalized ginger
¼ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup chopped raw almonds
1 cup oats
1 ½ cups apple cinnamon cereal
¼ cup coconut milk
¼ cup agave syrup
2 tbsp. butter


Line a 9 x 9 pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
Melt butter over low heat in a saucepan then whisk agave in.
Add protein powder and milk and whisk the ingredients together until you reach a consistency that’s smooth.
Break apple cinnamon protein cereal clumps in a bowl and mix with ¾ ginger pieces, sunflower seeds, almonds, and oats before adding melted butter in. Mix until well combined.
Mix wet and dry ingredients together and pour mixture onto pan. Make sure to press each layer down and sprinkle ginger pieces on top.
Press down onto pan and bake for around 20 minutes at 325 F.
Allow bar to cool before cutting into smaller bars.

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Here's The Protein I Recommend You Use In Your Recipes... 

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Whey+ is 90% protein by weight, so no carbs or fats here! There's no artificial junk and it's made with milk from small irish dairy farms ensuring you get the highest quality whey possible.
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What're Your Go-To Homemade Protein Bar Recipes? Let Me Know Below!

Scott J.
Scott J.
I’m SJ. I’m a fitness enthusiast and published author. I transformed my body from a skinny fat 135lbs with 18% body fat to a solid 192lbs at 8% body fat. I became qualified in a field I was passionate about. I founded several online businesses that allow me to pursue ideas and projects in my life that I am passionate about without having to constantly worry about money. I published several eBooks explaining the training and dieting techniques I used to achieve the body I have today. I learnt a plethora of new information on dieting and fitness by reading and applying what I read, to find out what does work and what doesn’t work, because as I’m sure you’ve noticed the health and fitness industry is full of non-sense claims and BS. I found out what was true and what worked for me and applied that knowledge. And you bet I had fun during the whole process.

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