Baking With Vita Coco // Protein Oat Bars*

Coconut Oil is a product that has taken over my instagram feed recently. Famed for it's multiple uses, from baking, adding to smoothies to using as make up remover or for adding shine to your hair… it is one of the most versatile natural products on the market at the minute, so I couldn't wait to give it a go. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you will know that back in February I made some big lifestyle changes, including cutting out processed sugar, therefore I decided to try baking my very own invention of protein oat bars with Vita Coco Coconut Oil.

Ingredients (makes 12):
90g gluten free oats
25g protein powder (I used unflavoured, but feel free to use which ever flavour you prefer)
2 tbsp chia seeds
3 tbsp coconut oil
A generous helping of blueberries or other toping
0% fat greek yoghurt

Preheat the oven to 175 degrees centigrade
Add the oats, protein, chia seeds and blueberries to a mixing bowl
Heat the coconut oil in the microwave for one minute
Add the coconut oil to the dry mixture and mix together
Pour into a lined baking tray or loaf tin and press into the corners
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes
Remove from the oven and leave to cool
Spread a thin layer of 0% greek yoghurt over the top
Place in the fridge to set for 3-5 hours
Cut and serve!

With absolutely no nasties, these little bars are a perfect pre or post workout snack, with added protein and all natural ingredients you can enjoy them guilt free too :)