Sunday, July 7, 2013

Vanilla Blueberry Coconut Protein Bars

These are like sugar cookies who met up with cobbler and protein powder. Snuck in some fresh blueberries and coconut, and they turned out to be beautiful bars!!! I had to post something special, this may be my last week for a while, as Wyatt is due next Sunday!!! yikes!!!!
Please try these and send me some comments:) Aren't these awesome???

Vanilla Blueberry Coconut Protein Bars

1 large egg
2/3 cup sugar
6 oz. container nonfat plain Greek yogurt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 cup vanilla protein powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 ½ cups fresh blueberries
1/3 cup shredded coconut
Preheat oven to 350˚F.Beat sugar and egg until light and fluffy; add yogurt, vanilla and coconut oil. Mix until combined. Stir in flour, protein powder, salt and baking soda. Mix until dough is formed.
Line a 9x13-inch pan with foil and coat with cooking spray. Press a little over half of the mixture into baking pan.
Sprinkle blueberries evenly onto dough and top with coconut.
Spoon remaining dough over top.
Use a wet spatula to lightly press dough, smoothing over filling.
 Bars will look like blueberry cobbler.
Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown. Cool slightly and remove from pan onto wire rack, using foil paper to lift bars out of pan. Cool completely before cutting.
This guy, could not wait for the bars to cool...I found him in the kitchen...GUILTY!!!
Great idea Chris!!! Eat it like cobbler with Ice cream!!! Brilliant!!!


  1. Brilliant is right! Sounds fantastic. RD Pick ?? :)

  2. Would need to do some calculating, but probably! Although the coconut oil may need to be switched out to meet saturated fat criteria- will check out when I have a chance :)

  3. Saw these on Facebook last night and couldn't wait for the recipe - trying them tonight. :)

  4. If I wanted to use liquid stevia, instead of sugar, do you know the equivalent?

    1. Hi Amber, Liquid stevia brands vary in concentration, so I am not sure how much you would need, but the label should have some info on it. Some sites say 1 cup sugar=1-2 tsp. liquid stevia, but I am not sure. I would not recommend using all stevia/no sugar in this recipe. Sugar not only adds sweetness but also provides moisture and texture to baked goods. I would start by using half sugar and the other half stevia (whatever amount is equivalent). I have made numerous all stevia baked treats that turned out cardboard like and not tender at all.