Easy Ketogenic Energy Bars (paleo, high-fat, low-carb)

These Ketogenic Energy Bars are my favorite bar recipe I’ve ever made BY FAR. They are LOADED with healthy fat and protein, so they’re wonderful to have on-hand to keep blood sugar stable throughout the day. They are also AWESOME to eat pre-workout. A word of caution, however: They turn to a puddle if they aren’t kept cold. I like to eat them out of the freezer, but the fridge will do, too.

Another great thing about them is that you can tailor the recipe to your macronutrient needs. Want less protein? Take out the protein powder? Want to skip some carbs? Take out the dried fruit! 

Easy Ketogenic Energy Bars (paleo, high-fat, low-carb)

Easy Ketogenic Energy Bars (paleo, high-fat, low-carb)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup macadamia nut butter (almond butter ok, too)
  • 1/2 cup no-junk protein powder (I love Bone Broth Protein Powder
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (or raisins or dried cherries)
  • 1 cup slivered almonds (or pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts)
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Instructions

  1. Utensils:
  2. parchment paper
  3. small rimmed rectangular or square baking sheet/cake pan (mines about 6×8 with 2 inch rim)
  4. mixing bowl
  5. whisk
  6. large knife
  7. cutting board
  8. Directions
  9. Whisk coconut oil, nut butter and protein powder in a medium bowl until smooth. Add remaining ingredients an stir. Line baking sheet/cake pan with parchment paper, making sure it goes all the way up the sides. Pour in batter, and don’t let the batter touch the actual pan or it will be very messy to remove. Cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours or until solid. Lift bars out with parchment paper underneath and cut into squares on a cutting board (as pictured).
  10. Store bars in refrigerator!! This recipe must be kept pretty cold. If they get too warm, the coconut oil will melt and they will turn back into a puddle.
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So the sooner you put your body into ketosis, the slimmer you’ll be.The ketogenic diet is gaining in popularity these days thanks to its ability to force your body to burn fat for fuel. Under normal circumstances, your body burns carbs for fuel. Any excess carbs are stored as fat. But by limiting your carb and protein intake, you can actually force your body into a state of “ketosis.” In this state, your body “learns” how to burn fat for fuel. (In fact, almost every diet out there relies on ketosis for fat loss.)

If you’d like to try the ketogenic diet (or “keto” for short), you can get a free copy of the  Bacon & Butter ketogenic cookbook (awesome, right?) I love the Bacon & Butter Cookbook because is designed to be approachable… something that you can absolutely accomplish even if you feel like you’re low on willpower. Bacon & Butter makes it simple with easy-to-follow steps and recipes that anyone can follow. 

You will be amazed at how easy it is—and how much better you feel on the keto diet. You can get the eBook version totally free or just pay shipping if you want a hard copy. Click here to get your copy now 🙂

 

Ready to go all the way with keto? Checkout this awesome program by Leanne Vogel. Her recipes are delicious and so keto-tastic 🙂

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Harnessing 10 years of experience as a private chef to the Southern California elite and a deep understanding of the healing properties of food, Camille is committed to transforming the lives of those she touches by helping them shifting healthcare from the medicine cabinet to the pantry and the doctors office to the garden.