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Low Carb Protein Bars (Paleo Option, Gluten Free)

These healthy homemade low carb protein bars are so easy to make, delicious, and portable. With only 5 grams of net carbs, they’ll keep you satiated during travel or in between meals!

sliced low carb protein bars

I made these low carb protein bars on a whim 2 weeks ago before leaving for our babymoon to Europe, because I needed low carb travel snacks for our 12+ hour flight. I don’t do well with high sugar foods on airplanes and they really mess up my digestion. I was in search of paleo, high protein low carb bars for this reason, and nothing fit the bill perfectly, and the ones that did took too long to ship because I was, of course, scrambling at the last minute to get everything packed.

The Best Low Carb Protein Bars Recipe

So I decided to make my own! I actually had all these ingredients on hand the day before our departure date, and I honestly didn’t measure any of the ingredients before whipping these up.

I was actually so pleasantly surprised at how well these low carb protein bars turned out. They were crunchy and chewy at the same time, they held up well, and were so easily portable and perfect as low carb travel snacks. I enjoyed them so much during my flights, as well as during the trip when we were on-the-go in between sites and activities, them I recreated them to share with you after I came back home!

Best low carb protein bars stacked
perfect for low carb travel snacks

Adding Collagen For Protein

It’s not easy to find a keto granola bar recipe with a good amount of protein in it. While nuts and seeds to do contain protein, our body absorbs them way better when we get it from an animal source. Other low carb protein bars I found with a good source of protein that you can purchase is this one, and while they are delicious, they are not the cheapest on the market.

For these high protein low carb bars, I used egg whites and Perfect Supplements grass-fed collagen (Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off your entire order) to boost the protein level and it really helps with keeping you satiated longer without being able to taste these ingredients at all. I was able to last for hours in between meals on my very long flights with these low carb protein bars and I loved that I didn’t get a sugar rush during all the traveling.

Not Keto or Don’t Use Zero Carb Sweeteners?

While this is a keto granola bar recipe, I totally get it if you are just looking for grain free or paleo snacks and are not necessarily on a low carb diet. You can just omit the erythritol used in the recipe, and replace it with coconut sugar or regular sugar. The color of these low carb protein bars will be darker when you use coconut sugar, but the recipe will still yield delicious snack bars without much difference in taste or texture!

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Low Carb Protein Bars (Paleo Option, Gluten Free)

These healthy homemade low carb protein bars are so easy to make, delicious, and portable. With only 5 grams of net carbs, they'll keep you satiated during travel or in between meals!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade granola bars, low carb travel snacks, portable low carb snacks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Cooling time 30 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Calories 282kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, stir together for almonds, sunflower seeds, coconut flakes, and pumpkin seeds.
  • In small saucepan, stir together your choice of nut butter, coconut oil, collagen, and erythritol, and heat for 2-3 minutes over low heat until everything is smooth and combined.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract, cinnamon, and sea salt.
  • Pour over the nut and seed mixture and stir.
  • Add egg whites and stir together well until all the dry ingredients are coated well with wet ingredients.
  • Transfer to the prepared baking pan and use a spatula to press down firmly into a flat, even layer.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until the edges are lightly browned.
  • Let it cool completely. Use the parchment paper to remove from the pan, and use a sharp knife to slice into 12 even bars.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 0.1% | Vitamin C: 0.3% | Calcium: 4.7% | Iron: 9.1%
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Goji Berry Paleo Granola

This grain-free Goji Berry Paleo Granola is easy to make and has those crunchy clusters that everyone loves! So much tastier than the store-bought variety.

Goji Berry Paleo Granola

There was a point in my life when I used to eat granola ALL the time in my yogurt, with milk, and just on its own. However, when I realized that I had a difficult time digesting certain grains like oats, I had to put an end to this habit as most granola on the market have some kind of grain in them.

Well, my habit is back in full force these days because I recently made myself some grain-free paleo granola and it turned into the most addicting treat I’ve had in a long time.

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When it comes to granola, my favorite part about them is the big crunchy clusters that are stuck together. I don’t love the ones that are separated and they just aren’t as fun to eat. Because of this, I made sure to make my paleo version with as many clusters as possible, so I know you’ll love these if you are like me!

I also added some dried goji berries because they are currently my favorite dried fruit, and they are chock full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. They even have up to 500 times more vitamin C than oranges! However, if you don’t have goji berries or you aren’t a fan, you can substitute with any other dried fruit that you like.

Hope you love these Goji Berry Paleo Granola as much as I do, because they are so much cheaper and tastier than the store-bought variety and you’ll want to eat it all in one sitting!

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Goji Berry Paleo Granola
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Goji Berry Paleo Granola

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup dried goji berries (or any other dried fruit you like)
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place almonds, cashews, and pumpkin seeds in a food processor, and pulse several times to break into small chunks. Pour into a mixing bowl.
  • Add sunflower seeds, shredded coconut, and goji berries to the nut mixture.
  • Place coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and sea salt in a saucepan, and heat over medium-low heat until coconut oil and honey are melted. Whisk to combine.
  • Pour the liquid mixture into the mixing bowl, and stir well to make sure everything is evenly coated.
  • Transfer the granola mixture on the parchment paper and spread out evenly.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring half way through.
  • Remove from oven and press down on the granola mixture to form a tight and flat layer.
  • Cool for 20 minutes or until hardened. Break into clusters, and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for lasting freshness.
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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.