Homemade Vanilla Coffee Protein Bars

After doing some research on the best (and worst) protein bars out there, I eventually came to the realization that it’s pretty expensive to regularly buy protein bars… so, with a little help from Anna Sward (creator & founder of ProteinPow) I have found one to make at home.  These quickly became one of my favorite protein bar recipes that can be made in just a couple of minutes and for a fraction of the cost of store-bought brands.


  • 1 cup (gluten-free or regular) oats
  • 1/2 cup vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1/4 cup vanilla pea protein, rice protein or casein protein powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 tablespoon coffee extra or essence (optional but lovely)
  • 1/2 tablespoon toffee flavor drops (or your sweetener of choice – I used stevia)
  • 1/2 cup freshly-brewed coffee


1. Make your coffee and add 1/2 cup of it to the rest of the ingredients.

2. Mix it all with a spoon until you get a thick and sticky dough.

3. Press this dough onto a baking tray lined with baking paper or onto a silicone tray like I did.

4. Put it in the freezer for 30 minutes, slice, and munch! Or wrap in some baking paper or tinfoil to carry with you and eat later!

*Optional: Melt some dark chocolate and evenly spread over the tops of the bars for a more mocha inspired version.

Trust me, I fell in love with these at first bite and have only Anna Sward to thank for such a simple, original, and delicious recipe!

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