Whatever diet you follow, these nutrient-packed no-bake peanut butter bars will likely satisfy your diet and your sweet tooth! Made with Loki’s spreads nut butter these sweet things are part of the low-sugar brownie recipe family.
I have partnered with a local family-owned company “Loki’s Spreads” to make and deliver a nutrient-packed treat for you guys! If you’re new here, I value my readers (you) a lot, so I don’t partner with anyone I don’t align with.
About Loki’s spreads
This is one of the most heartwarming stories I have heard in a long time. WHY Loki’s was created is the most wholesome story I’m going to tell you right now so get a snack!
Loki is a handsome young man with ADHD and Autism which makes regular nut butter and a lot of foods out of the question when it comes to diet. This didn’t stop him though! His mom set out to experiment with various nut butter combinations sweetened with natural sweeteners and BOOM Loki could finally enjoy one of his favorite foods again!
The story doesn’t stop there after various friends and family tried this delightful nut butter spread and LOVED it! They decided to take it further and share it with the world. I’m so glad they did because it is one of the best things I’ve ever tasted! Especially the cinnamon roll one! The rest is history waiting to be made
Nutrients in these no-bake peanut butter bars
When I go to choose what to eat I like to think of what that food is going to ADD to me, my health, my energy levels, and how it makes me feel. Let’s dip into what these protein-packed no-bake peanut butter bars have to offer you.
Why low sugar?
Sugar is not the devil like everyone says it is, BUT, in large quantities, it’s not great for our health. There is sugar hidden in everything these days and if you’re not careful your sugar intake can rack up without you even knowing it!
This low-sugar brownie recipe uses stevia and natural sweeteners to sweeten these Nutrient-packed peanut butter treats up! While you should never feel guilty for eating ANYTHING, these are guilt-free treats you can even enjoy for breakfast!
Make them Vegan with these swaps!
The best part of this Protein-Packed no-bake Peanut Butter bar recipe is they are already vegan (kinda)! The only thing you need to change about this recipe is the chocolate you use!
I am not Vegan so I used regular chocolate that contains milk but some of my favs that are vegan are:
Benefits of high-fat desserts
Low fat is a thing of the past, like 80s Almond moms still think fat makes you fat but we know better, right?!
With that said though, we also are not low-carb because women NEED CARBS to function optimally. Having a high-fat dessert or snack is good for a lot of things! To name off the big ones though, adding high-quality fats to your diet can:
Improved gut health: Sugar feeds the pathogenic bacteria in the gut (aka the bad bacteria) and the more food they have, the bigger the colony which you don’t want. This also leads to more sugar cravings.
Blood sugar matters: I care about my blood sugar so eating a dessert that is lower in carbs allows for more balanced blood sugar and energy levels throughout the day.
Inflammation: Eating a lot of sugar promotes inflammation in the body. Why? Because rises in blood sugar make your body pump out pro-inflammatory molecules.
Hormone health: As women, we need carbs for our reproductive health. Our ovaries are fuelled by carbs, our brain is fuelled by carbs, and our adrenals need carbs! Sugar and sweet potato are both considered carbs but there is a huge difference between the two.
Don’t get refined carbs (like simple sugars) mixed up with complex carbs that your body utilizes more productively. Anywho, enough of this health talk let’s get into the low sugar brownie recipe!Print
For the base:
1 Cup coconut flour
1 scoop protein powder of choice (I used pescience peanut butter cup)
1/2 cup Loki’s spreads nut butter (in cinnamon roll flavor)
1/4 cup no sugar added maple syrup
For the top layer of chocolate
1 bar 80% dark chocolate (broken up)
1 tbsp coconut oil
flakey salt (optional)
1. In a medium-sized bowl mix together your nut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract
2. Slowly add in coconut flour in 1/4 cup increments and mix to combine. You want a thick paste-like consistency that isn’t too runny and isn’t too crumbly. Mix in chocolate chips.
3. Line an 8×8 sheet pan with parchment paper and grease lightly. Press the mixture down into the pan with your hands
For the chocolate:
1. In a microwave-safe bowl combine the broken up dark chocolate bar and coconut oil.
2. Microwave in 30-second increments until completely melted.
3. drizzle on top of peanut butter base.
4. Place in fridge overnight and enjoy!
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 12 hours
- Category: Dessert
- Method: no-bake
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
- Serving Size: 12
Keywords: no bake peanut butter bars, Low sugar brownie recipe
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