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Lemon Coconut Protein Bars - Gluten Free

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These bars are beautifully zesty and wonderfully grainy with a healthy protein punch. Enjoy as a pre-workout snack or along side a pot of tea for a sweet treat that is healthy and wholesome.



Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 12 servings

Ingredients
1 cup protein powder (vanilla or plain)
3/4 cup almond meal
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
3 flax eggs
9 tbsp water
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup freshly lemon juice (including pulp)
Zest from 1 lemon
2 tablespoons chia seeds

Optional - extra coconut or icing sugar to sprinkle on top.

Method
Preheat your oven to 180C. Grease and line a square baking tin.
Prepare the flax egg, this takes 15 minutes to set. Simply mix the flax meal with the water and set aside.

In a separate large bowl combine the protein powder with the almond meal, coconut flour and desiccated coconut.
Add the maple syrup, lemon juice, zest, and chia seeds to the bowl and mix well. Add in the flax egg mix once set and mix.
Pour the lemony dough into the baking tray and smooth out.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Allow to cool completely in the tin then remove and cut into squares or bars.



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