Easy Low Carb Protein Breakfast Bars (with Oats!)
Can’t seem to find time for breakfast? Struggling to find new, delicious low carb breakfast ideas?
These Oaty Protein Breakfast Bars are the perfect grab and go meal! Packed with healthy fats, high in fibre and protein 12g protein 💪🏼 , these bars will keep you going till your next meal and prevent those nasty snack attacks!
The Go-To Low Carb Breakfast Idea
There’s no need to scour the internet searching for healthy low carb breakfast ideas anymore, because we’ve got you covered! Our Oaty Protein Breakfast Bars are packed with the necessary fibre, protein and healthy fats to start your day.
The perfect snack size makes it super easy and convenient for you to have whilst you’re on the move. Just pop it in a sandwich bag or lunchbox and have a bite while you’re in the car or on the train.
Thanks to these low carb, high protein breakfast bars, you’ll be sure to tackle those snack cravings, and stay full till your next meal! This recipe is keto friendly and can be adjusted to cater to a gluten free diet (see below).
Why This Protein Bar Is So GOOD For You
Did we mention these breakfast bars are packed full of healthy ingredients? There are nuts, seeds, oats…and more!
Nuts and seeds are a great source of protein and healthy fats, whilst oats are rich in fibre which is important for digestive health. Our Protein Cookie Mix also has the added protein, making it just over 12g of protein per bar. This is the same amount of protein you would get from two boiled eggs!
These carefully picked ingredients mean that these low carb breakfast bars will be able to keep you full for longer, whether you’re in a morning meeting or just stuck in traffic. Our Oaty Protein Breakfast Bars are low carb, high protein and 97% sugar free. Not just for breakfast, these bars are also perfect as snacks to munch on throughout the day.
Easy Low Carb Protein Breakfast Bars (with Oats!)
The PBCo. Team
½ a pack of Protein Cookie Mix
- ½ cup shredded coconut (50g)
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds (20g)
- ½ cup flaked almonds (50g)
- ⅓ cup rolled oats (30g)
1/4 cup Erythritol (50g)
100g Sugar Free Choc Chips
- 70g butter, melted.
- 1/3 cup milk of choice
- 2 eggs
This can also be made with the Low Carb Cookie Mix
- You can change up the recipe by adding dried fruit, peanut or other nut butters, other nuts and seeds of your choosing. You can also leave out the oats if you want to drop the carbs a little, but that oaty texture...🤤 🤤
Prepare your ingredients and preheat oven at 160°C and line a small square cake tin (20cm x 20cm)
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients – protein cookie mix, shredded coconut, sunflower seeds, flaked almonds, oats, erythritol and choc chips
In another bowl, combine the milk, melted butter and eggs, then combine the wet ingredients with the dry, gently fold together evenly
Pour mixture into the lined tray and spread evenly.
Bake for 25 mins or until golden, then allow it to cool in tin.
Pop the slab in the fridge (still in tin!) for a minimum of 4 hours, as this will make it easier to slice into bars. Slice into 10 bars.
Serve at room temperature or microwave for 30secs to warm it up. These low carb breakfast bars go great with coffee or tea!
These high protein low carb breakfast bars are fridge and freezer friendly, so you’ll always have a healthy breakfast ready! Keep in an airtight container in the fridge (1-4°C) for up to 5 days, or in the freezer (-18°C) for up to 3 months. Thaw them out overnight as needed and serve at room temperature.
💛 Get Creative With Flavour Combinations!💛
What other flavour Protein Bars can I make with this recipe?
It’s time to experiment in the kitchen! This is a versatile base recipe for you to get creative with different flavour combinations! These Oaty Protein Breakfast Bars can be made into different muesli bar flavours to suit anyone’s and everyone’s palate.
- Dried fruit: Such as cranberries are a yummy complement to the nuts and coconut already in the recipe. Cranberries add a natural tangy sweetness and contain lots of antioxidants (which reduces the risk of heart disease). Make sure to check the packaging and ensure there is no added sugar!
- Yoghurt: is a good source of protein, calcium and probiotics. Whether you use it to drizzle or dip the bars, we recommend using a high protein, low carb brand. We have reviewed the best low carb yoghurts available in the supermarkets and compiled them in an easy quick reference table here. There are also dairy-free yoghurt options like coconut yoghurt.
- Peanut butter:is another popular ingredient, good for protein and rich in vitamins. Perfect as a drizzle or mixed in with the oats, the rich creamy flavour packs a punch. We’ve also saved you the hassle and listed the best low carb peanut butter available in the supermarkets – 100% peanuts and free from added sugar. Don’t forget you can also use almond or cashew butter!
💜 FAQ's 💜
How do I turn this into a Healthy Gluten-Free Breakfast?
All our baking mixes are gluten-free, but with the addition of oats, this recipe is not gluten-free. However, you can simply swap out the oats for some extra nuts and seeds and voila! Enjoy a delicious gluten free breakfast with extra crunchiness ☺
Are these Low Carb Protein Bars Keto Friendly?
At just 6g carbs and no added sugar, these protein bars can definitely fit into a keto diet! The great news is that due to the protein and fat levels, they will keep you full in between meals and prevent those pesky snack cravings. Not to mention that these natural and wholesome ingredients will leave your tummy and digestion feeling a LOT better than a pre-packed protein bar off the shelf.
Are these Low Carb Protein Bars Vegan friendly?
These protein bars are made using ourProtein Cookie Mix, which is dairy-free and vegan friendly. However, this recipe calls for eggs which play an important role in this recipe so we don’t recommend baking without.
Are oats low carb?
By themselves, oats are not a low carb food...however even though we are all low carb fans, we LOVE that oaty goodness. So we created the best of both worlds, a protein bar packed with plenty of keto-friendly nuts and seeds, then we added a splash of oats as well. At just 6g total carbs per protein bar, these still fit the requirements of a low carb and keto diet.
Calories 281, Protein 12 grams, Fat 23 grams, Saturated Fat 11 grams, Carbs 6 grams, Sugar 2 grams, Sodium 69 milligrams