Protein Bars

For those of you with picky toddlers, this is a great snack!  If you’re like me, you are always trying to get your child to eat more protein and less carbs.  Let’s face it, if they had it their way they’d eat strawberries and cake all day long.  And well, who can blame them?!  These protein bars are guaranteed to get some good nutrition into our little munchkins, while providing much needed protein and healthy fats.  But be careful not to give them too much.  For a child between 1 – 3, one bar provides almost all the protein they need in one day.  I recommend to cut a bar in half for the little ones.  As for mom and dad, go ahead and eat a whole piece!   🙂

Protein Bars
Protein Bars ingredients2

1 cup tahini

½ cup maple syrup

½ cup protein powder (I used North Coast Naturals Brown Rice Protein Powder, but there are lots of other options.)

1 cup quick oats

½ cup sunflower seeds

½ cup pumpkin seeds

Coconut oil (for greasing)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.


Mix tahini and maple syrup.  Whisk or use a hand blender to mix well.

Add protein powder and stir.

Add quick oats, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds.  Stir until well combined.

Grease a 9×12 inch baking pan with coconut oil.

Spread mixture into pan and bake for 25 minutes.


Makes 15 bars.

Protein Bars


Per serving:

Please note that if you used a different protein powder the nutrition count may vary.

236 Calories

12 g Protein

15 g Fat

17 g Carbohydrates

2.9 g Fiber




  1. Looks great, Karen!! And so simple to make. I’m going to try it with chocolate protein powder 🙂

  2. Thanks Jody! Sounds good to me. I LOVE chocolate! 🙂

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