Gluten Free Protein Bars

gluten free protein bars with a chocolate top on parchment paper.

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Gluten Free Protein Bars are an easy, healthy, no-bake snack. With 12 grams of protein per bar, they're sure to keep you full in between meals. These homemade protein bars are also vegan and egg-free!


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  • 1 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened corn flakes- crushed
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil


  1. Prepare an 8x8 inch baking dish by lining it with parchment paper. Make sure to let the edges overhang for easy removal
  2. Add the corn flakes to a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush them into small crumbs. Set aside for now
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract (if using), protein powder, almond flour, and salt. With a hand mixer, mix on low until all ingredients are well combined and the mixture is crumbly
  4. Pour the crushed corn flakes into the protein bar mixture and gently fold them in with a rubber spatula
  5. Dump the entire mixture into your prepared baking dish and use your fingers to press it into a compact, even layer. You want it pressed as tightly as possible
  6. In a microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil for 30 second intervals until smooth and melted. Pour it over the protein bars and use an offset spatula to spread it out evenly
  7. Pop the entire baking dish into the fridge or freezer and allow the chocolate to harden completely- about 15-20 minutes
  8. Once the chocolate is hard, use the parchment paper edges to pull the bars out and use a sharp knife to cut them into 12 equal portions


  • Use all natural almond butter: All natural almond butter is made with just almonds. It doesn't have any inflammatory ingredients like low quality oils or added sugar
  • Use your favorite protein powder: If you have a protein powder you like and it's gluten free, feel free to use that! I typically use vanilla but chocolate protein would also be good.
  • Don't skip the corn flakes: I absolutely LOVE the crunch that the corn flakes add. Without them these bars can seem a little too chewy
  • Make ahead: Gluten free protein bars will last in the fridge for up to 1 week, so meal prep them for a healthy snack
  • Storing: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months