Cherry Pie Protein Bars - Easy, Healthy, No Sugar!

8 Bars
25 min

Beautiful Cherry Pie Protein Bars with a protein oatmeal base and no-sugar cherry filling! These high protein cherry oatmeal crumb bars are healthy, low sugar, low calorie and low fat too.

Took me two attempts at this recipe, and it turns out the key is to cook that cherry pie filling mixture and actually crush it up. The smooth and sweet cherry filling is a great binder to the oatmeal bar base and oatmeal crumb topping too.

All in all, a great healthy alternative to the classic cherry crumble bars with no shortbread or pie crust!

Ingredients for Cherry Pie Protein Bars Recipe:

These cherry pie protein bars are made with simple healthy ingredients, have no added sugar or milk; A really great homemade gluten free, low carb and Vegan cherry oatmeal protein bar!

  • Rolled Oats
  • Oat Flour – You can make your own by blending rolled oats in a high speed blender
  • Vanilla Protein Powder – key for the high protein oat fudge bars.
  • I used Vanilla protein powder here from HTLT Supps.
  • Quest Nutrition Vanilla Milkshake is another option.
  • Unflavored Protein Powder to replace some of the flour (and carbs) in the recipe for a slightly lower carb high protein recipe.
  • I recommend the Multi-purpose mix protein powder from Quest Nutrition.
  • Coconut Flour
  • Almond Milk

And then the Cherry Pie Filling:

  • Cherries – Be sure to remove the pits
  • Lemon Juice
  • Cornstarch
  • Coconut Flour
  • A bit of 1:1 Zero Calorie Sugar Substitute – I use Lakanto, to keep this recipe sugar free; (code HAYLSKITCHEN for a discount here).
Cherry Pie Protein Bars - Easy, Healthy, No Sugar!
Recipe details
  • 8  Bars
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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  • 1/2 cup Rolled Oats, 45g
  • 3 Tbsp Oat Flour, 17g
  • 1/4 cup Vanilla Protein Powder, Whey-Casein recommended below, 15g
  • 1/2 scoop Unflavored Protein Powder, Whey-Casein, 15g, see post for subs
  • 3 Tbsp Coconut Flour, 21g
  • 1/3 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk, 80ml
Cherry Pie Filling:
  • 1 cup Cherries, Pitted, 155g
  • 1/2 Tbsp Lemon Juice, 7g
  • 1/2 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Tbsp Zero Calorie 1:1 Sugar-free Sugar Replacement, 6g

Line a 8 x 4” loaf pan with parchment paper; leave an overhang to lift out later.Preheat oven to 350°F.
Oatmeal Base:
In a bowl, combine rolled oats, oat flour, vanilla protein powder, unflavored protein powder and coconut flour.
Add in milk (little at a time) and mix. Mixture will be like a dough.
Transfer to ¾ mixture into prepared pan and press down.
Cherry Pie Filling:
Heat cherries, lemon juice, sweetener and cornstarch in a small saucepan over medium, stirring occasionally until fruit begins to break down and bubble, about 7-10 min.
Use a spoon or potato masher to mash to desired consistency.
Remove from heat let cool (place in fridge).
Spread cherry mixture on base and use back of spoon/spatula to smoothen.
Spread remaining ¼ oat mixture chunks on top, and press down.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until slightly hardened.Allow to cool completely, about 30 minutes.
Lift layers out of pan, place on cutting board and using a sharp knife, slice into 8 bars.
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Haylee Jane Monteiro
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