Quest Bars: Quick, Easy, Homemade
I LOVE my Quest Bars. LOVE! But sometimes I really, really, desperately NEED one and I don’t have any at home. So what’s a girl to do?? MAKE THEM MYSELF!
I love that these are a peanut-free, gluten-free treat that everyone in my family can eat. (Don’t worry all you peanut butter fanatics…you can still make them with peanut butter!)
Let’s start with the basic recipe and then continue further for some options to mix it up!
My Quest Bar Basic Ingredients
- 4 scoops of gluten-free vanilla protein powder (you can opt for whey protein here)
- 1/4 cup almond butter (or peanut butter, cashew butter)
- 1/3 cup honey (melted)
- 1/4 cup oat flour (grind some flaked oats if you don’t have oat flour)
- 2 tablespoons of water if required for consistency
Combine protein powder, almond butter, honey, and oat flour. Mix well with your hands. You will get gooey! Add water as needed, a little at a time. You want to be able to work with dough and flatten it out on a piece of parchment paper.
Set in the fridge for approximately 30 minutes so it becomes firm. Slice into 10 servings (or more/less depending on your preference) and eat.
~When I made these I added some chocolate chips and a bit of coconut, as well as a small splash of vanilla extract. I am not one to measure this part, so go ahead and wing it!! ha ha
Vanilla Almond Crunch: Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and some chopped almonds.
Chocolate Brownie: Sub the vanilla protein powder with chocolate.
Chocolate Peanut Butter: Sub vanilla protein powder with chocolate and use peanut butter instead of almond butter.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: Add 1/4 to 1/3 chocolate chips. (Kind of like what I did!)
Peanut Butter Supreme: Sub the almond butter with peanut butter.
Banana Nut Muffin: Add 1/2 mashed banana and 2 tablespoons crushed walnuts.
PB&J: Peanut butter would be your nut butter of choice here with 2 tablespoons of desired jelly or jam added in.
Cinnamon Roll: Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
Coconut Cashew: Sub the almond butter with cashew butter and add 4 tablespoons of coconut.
White Chocolate Raspberry: Add 3 tablespoons of mashed raspberries or use raspberry jam/jelly.
Chef’s Choice: Mix in other dried fruits like apricots, goji berries, raisins. Mint extract sounds like a great idea to add to the Chocolate Brownie recipe! Try out some crazy combinations and see what you think!
I would love to hear back from you after you’ve created some Chef’s Choice Recipes. Please head over to my Facebook Wellness Page RIGHT HERE and post a picture along with what you put in. Let’s make this a fun quest together!