You’ll need just 6 simple, healthy ingredients and about 5 minutes to make these vegan hemp protein bars. Once you’ve blended the dough, pop them in the fridge and shortly thereafter, presto! Delicious and nourishing, No-Bake Vegan Hemp Protein Bars! These bars are all-natural, gluten-free, oil-free, easy to make and with a spicy kick of cinnamon, creamy almond butter and naturally sweet dates and pure maple syrup, they taste amazing too.

Vegan No-Bake Hemp Protein Bars
Vegan No-Bake Hemp Protein Bars
Vegan No-Bake Hemp Protein Bars

Hemp as a protein source

Did you know that hemp is one of the best foods you can eat for a balance of omega 3, 6, and 9? Not only is hemp high in omega-3 but it’s also very high in minerals in particular magnesium, which is key for metabolizing those omega-3‘s. Hemp also contains manganese which is good for ligament and tendon pain, zinc which is important for prostrate health and testosterone production and iron which plays a roll in oxygen-carrying red blood cell production. All of these factors make hemp an excellent anti-inflammatory food.

Hemp is also:

  • high in magnesium (which many people are deficient in)
  • source of iron
  • source of zinc
  • source of omega-3
  • contains antioxidants to fight free radical and prevent cancer
  • and more…if there was one food that truly deserves to be called a superfood, hemp just might be it!

Hemp Protein and Hemp Seed Recipes

I’d recommend adding hemp to your diet whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan or otherwise, it’s a serious nutritional powerhouse and it’s very easy to incorporate into recipes. These delicious bars are a place to start!

Vegan No-Bake Hemp Protein Bars
Vegan No-Bake Hemp Protein Bars
Vegan No-Bake Hemp Protein Bars

No-Bake Vegan Hemp Protein Bars

These hemp protein bars are a cinch to make. It’s just quick mix in a food processor or a high-speed blender and you’re done. Once you have that nice, thick, yummy dough, press it into a pan and let it set in the fridge or freezer until firm. You only need 6 everyday, wholesome ingredients to make them, they’re naturally sweetened with dates and pure maple syrup, have have a whole tablespoon of cinnamon for a spicy kick and blood-sugar stabilizing benefits and they make a fantastic pre-workout energy booster or healthy snack anytime you need it.

I used almond butter in these bars but you can also use tahini, sunflower seed butter, cashew butter or peanut butter. I’m definitely making them with tahini next time! I also used plain hemp protein but you could also use a naturally-sweetened vanilla or chocolate flavour if that’s what you have.

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Vegan No-Bake Hemp Protein Bars

No-Bake Vegan Hemp Protein Bars

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 14 bars 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Vegan

You only need a couple of minutes to whip up these healthy, no-bake bars made with hemp protein. They’re all-natural, nutrient-packed and totally delicious!


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Ingredients


Instructions

  1. First place the nuts in a processor and mix until broken down. It’s okay if there are still some large pieces.
  2. Add in the dates and continue to mix, stopping to press down as needed.
  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients and process until it forms a thick dough.
  4. Remove and press into a small square baking pan lined with wax or parchment paper.
  5. Place in the freezer for 60 minutes or the fridge for a few hours.
  6. Remove and cut into 14 bars.
  7. Store in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 1 week or the freezer for up to 3 months.

Keywords: no-bake, raw, high-protein, gluten-free, energy, homemade, healthy

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 231
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 8 g