On top of matcha’s goodness and glory that it provides as is, one of our beloved matcha lovers, Emily Wada, decided to create something loaded with even more added benefits: her vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free matcha protein bars! Yes, everything healthy, and everything delicious!!
Taking matcha alone has so many benefits on its own already. It’s a clean, jitter-free energy source, loaded with antioxidants that’s proven to put you in a better mood. There are so many more good things to say about it, and you can learn about it here.
This matcha protein bar recipe contains vanilla protein powder, which adds an extra boost of protein to an already nutritious snack. Protein powder can help build and repair muscles, aid in weight loss, and provide a longer-lasting feeling of fullness. It definitely makes for the perfect pre- or post-workout snack, and maybe just a mid-day treat with zero guilt.
The ingredients in this recipe are dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan! On top of all the benefits from the matcha green tea and protein powder, these protein bars are health-packed and guilt-free too. As for the recipe, it’s very simple and straightforward. No baking is required. It’s all a matter of mixing, chilling, cutting, and eating! Follow the quick recipe below, and be done in no time.
Matcha Protein Bars Ingredients:
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp Japanese matcha powder
- 1/4 cup oat milk
- 1/4 cup non-dairy white chocolate chips
Matcha Protein Bars Recipe:
In a bowl, mix together the rolled oats, vanilla protein powder, almond butter, maple syrup, matcha, and oat milk.
Place the mixture on a sheet, and stick it in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
Right before you take it out of the fridge, melt the non-dairy white chocolate chips, and then coat your now chilled bars.
Sprinkle more matcha on top, slice into bars, and enjoy!
Added healthful benefits
These matcha protein bars, aren’t just delicious matcha snacks to munch on, but they’re also good for your body. Check out these journal on the benefits of matcha and working out:
More Matcha and Protein-Packed Recipes
A major thank you to Emily Wada for creating this awesome and healthy matcha recipe with us! You can check out more of her stuff, life, and creations here.
Best with Matcha Kari
Here at Matcha.com, there are so many varieties of matcha to choose from to use for this stunning recipe. For most of our bake and no-bake recipes, we typically use our Organic Chef’s Culinary Grade Matcha. You can also try using our Dr. Weil-approved Matcha Masala Chai to give the matcha and added flavor, and extra depth too!