I was put to the task of recreating the Roasted Jalapeno Almond Protein Bar by Kind. After sourcing out a jalapeno chili powder and a few trial and errors, I’ve come up with a pretty darn good replacement. The only thing I didn’t have in the ingredient list was the pea crisp (maybe later!). The ingredients in their bar uses honey but I’ve omitted it here and used pure maple syrup in its place making this a vegan version.
In my trials and errors, I used both cayenne and jalapeno chili powder. I love the jalapeno but the cayenne is pretty good too if you don’t have the jalapeno powder on hand. The flavors mingle between slightly sweet, spicy heat and salt. It bakes up with just the right amount of crispness making for an irresistible anytime snack!
This homemade version is full of protein, fiber and the all essential omega’s to help fuel your day and keep you feeling great!
You’re going to love how simple these are to make. Start by adding the ingredients to a large bowl and mix well.
Place wet mixture into a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Firmly flatten the mixture evenly across the bottom.
Bake, let cool and slice. Enjoy the simplicity and share the love!
SPICY NUT & SEED PROTEIN BAR
- 1 3/4 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- 1/4 cup hemp hearts
- 1/4 heaping cup flax-seed meal (ground flax seeds)
- 6 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 1/4 teaspoons jalapeno chili powder (cayenne, chipotle or chili powder is ok too)
- 1/2 rounded teaspoon mineral or smoked salt
- 1/4 rounded teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 rounded teaspoon garlic powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients starting with nuts & seeds, spices and lastly maple syrup. Mix well to coat. Fill lined baking pan with wet mixture and flatten, pressing firmly, making sure to reach all edges and corners as best you can. Place in oven on middle rack and bake for 25 – 30 minutes. Once done, let cool to harden. Once done it will be a solid piece. Slice in half, then cut each half into 1 – 1 1/2 inch bars. Store loosely covered and enjoy often!
If you don’t have hemp seeds, use any color sesame seeds you like.