Anyone else digging the flavor combination of lemon + coconut lately? Oh man, if you haven’t tried it already, you need to. It’s incredible– sort of sweet with a hint of tangy citrus. Mmm! I just love it so much. And I love it even more as part of a healthy, protein-packed, no-bake treat that I can make in just minutes.
This recipe for No-Bake Lemon Coconut Protein Bars is one that will definitely become a staple in our house. It’s such a simple recipe and you can enjoy these bars in conjunction with a workout or a sweet treat and the combination of protein and healthy fats will keep you thoroughly satisfied.
- 1/2 cup coconut (or vanilla) protein powder (I used SFH Coconut Fuel)
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp lemon juice + zest to taste (I zested about 1/3 of a lemon)
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
Directions: Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl. Line a small baking dish with parchment paper. Spread batter inside, using a spatula to flatten. Refrigerate for 45 minutes. Cut into 12 bars and serve immediately!
Makes 12 bars
Macros – P:4 C:6 F:14
Do you use an app to count your macros? Or what do you find easiest and most effective?
I use MyFitnessPal. They have an app and recipe counter.
I used MyFitnessPal for a while, but I find MyNetDiary to have more of the features I need for tracking both macros and micros, as well as activity. You can set your ratios by % or grams. It’s very intuitive and user friendly. You can also add and save your recipes, and anyone else can access them.
I bet adding grated lemon zest would make them nice and lemony 🙂
Yes! Definitely! 🙂
My husband LOVES lemon bars, I bet he would love these as well!
Yum! How long can these be stored for? (I assume in the Fridge)
At least a week. It took us about that long to eat them all. I’m sure they’d be fine in the freezer too!
Any idea what the nutrition facts are for these i.e protein, cals, etc for those of us who don’t talk macros?
Here you go! http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/view/195177871199613
yum!! I love coconut and lemon.. definitely want to try these out!
Anybody try them with another flour? Would white or whole wheat work?
Yum! I have everything besides the coconut flour. Do you think I could use whole wheat flour or GF flour instead?
These look amazzzzingggggg!!! Need.
These look fabulous. Lemon bars are my favorite. These are such a healthy, easy alternative. Thank you for sharing. xo Lauren
I am making these ASAP – thank you! And though I’m not a hardcore food tracker, I do really appreciate you including the macro info at the bottom!
These look delicious…. but can they really be called protein bars if there is only 4 grams of protein per serving???
These sound amazing! I LOVE coconut lime stuff, so I’ll try lime juice and zest instead 🙂 also, I’m currently on a ketogenic diet, so we’re using a low-carb, unflavored whey protein isolate. Hopefully I can get a similar texture by adding some vanilla extract and using swerve instead of honey(?)
Thanks for sharing -can’t wait to try them!
@Rosalba: I’m loving the term “swerve of honey!” That just made my day 🙂
These look amazing! Thanks for sharing.
Yum! These look/sound amazing! My mom just made Ina Garten’s lemon bars (which called for 3 cups of sugar) and was saying she wished she could morph them into something healthier! I will be sharing this with her immediately!
Thanks for the great recipe! I made these as a healthy snack for a road trip and they were a hit with my husband! He requested a second batch this week. I made them into balls (approx tablespoon/regular cereal spoon size) and I get 10. They are soft to form but once chilled hold up great!
So glad to hear that!!
Hello from the heat in AZ! I made these this afternoon and the mix was runny. I had to add extra protein powder. I used Arbonne’s vanilla protein powder not sure if that would make a difference. I would think not. I didn’t melt my coconut oil because it was already in liquid form. Does the oil need to be heated? Thanks.
PS. They were ahhh-mazing 🙂
It could have been the protein powder, but you need to chill the bars before you eat them to harden up the coconut oil! 🙂
These taste amazing! Thank you for an amazing recipe! Do you mind if I share on my IG page?