Sour Cherry & Vanilla Protein Bars

If you're looking for a vegan protein bar that doesn't use whey protein, this recipe is for you.

Sour Cherry Vanilla Protein Bars 2

If you're looking for a vegan protein bar that doesn't use whey protein, this recipe is for you.

I personally like to mix up my protein powders between whey and plant-based ones for variety, but it can be hard to find good plant-based powders. 

I’m loving Bare Blends’ new Vanilla & Coconut Plant Protein. It's made with pea protein, sprouted brown rice protein, coconut milk, and vanilla bean and it blends really well into recipes like these no-bake Sour Cherry & Vanilla Protein Bars.

I adore dried sour cherries, especially with vanilla. You can buy them at health food shops and online, but if you can't find any you could use dried cranberries instead. I turn the mixture into six bars and they are quite filling. If you wanted to make smaller portions, you could easily turn the mixture into 12 balls instead.

Gluten free | Dairy free | Vegan

Sour Cherry Vanilla Protein Bars 1

Sour Cherry & Vanilla Protein Bars

Prep time
10 minutes
Total Time

  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla & Coconut Plant Protein
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats *
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened dried sour cherries
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup rice malt syrup


1. Mix the almond meal, protein powder, oats and sour cherries together in a bowl to combine. Add the melted coconut oil and rice malt syrup and mix until everything is well combined. 2. Using your hands, press the mixture together to form a ball of dough. Line a tray with baking paper and divide the mixture into 6 pieces. Shape each piece into a bar and place on the lined tray. 3. Leave the tray in the fridge until the bars are set. Store in the fridge or freezer. *Oats naturally do not contain gluten, but they are often processed on the same equipment as wheat so they can contain traces of gluten. If you're strictly gluten-free, you can buy gluten-free oats.

Lilian Dikmans

Hi, I'm Lilian. Lilian Dikmans if you like full names. I'm a lawyer from Melbourne, Australia who recently stepped out of the corporate world to pursue my love for food, health and fitness. I'm all about simple, nourishing meals and healthy treats. I eat well because I like to feel good. I'm addicted to Muay Thai and I love yoga, mountains and good coffee. I started my blog to share my recipes and efforts to live a healthy life - Real Food Healthy Body.

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