The 10 Best Vegan Protein Bar Recipes (With Macros!)


Store-bought vegan protein bars too expensive?

Or maybe they have too much sugar for you.

The good news is that protein bars are fairly easy to make, and you can often make them much cheaper and better tasting than the ones in stores.

I’ll share my top 10 recipes for vegan protein bars, along with macros and main ingredients. Many of them are on my page of the high protein vegan recipes.

Here’s a comparison table of them if you only really care about macros:

Site# of barsCaloriesProtein (g)Sugar (g)
Fivesec Health10180107
Abbey's Kitchen83441813
Full of Plants622711.512
Minimalist Baker921510.74.2
The Big Man's World107332
Power Hungry162299.46.1
Oh She Glows12200810
Sweet Simple Vegan12244811.6
Cotter Crunch10269810

If you’d like to see the pictures and main ingredients, scroll through the slightly expanded listings below.

**Some of the recipes require vegan protein powder as an ingredient. If you need help picking one that will taste good, refer to my page on the best tasting vegan protein powders.

Fivesec Health Chickpea Protein Bars

fivesec vegan protein bars

Per serving: Calories – 180, Protein – 10g, Sugar – 7g

In terms of protein to overall calories, these are the best bars here.

They are mostly made from:

  • Chickpeas
  • Rolled oats
  • Hemp seeds
  • Vegan protein powder

It’s not too complicated to make them, and they’re about as healthy as you can get for a bar that still tastes good.

Abbey’s Kitchen No Bake Gluten-Free Vegan Protein Bars

abbeys kitchen protein bars

Per serving: Calories – 344, Protein – 18g, Sugar – 13g

If you’re not worried about calories, these are a decent option. Lots of protein, but also lots of calories.

The main ingredients in these bars are:

  • Nut butter (hence the high calories)
  • Maple syrup
  • Vegan protein powder
  • Oat flour

I typically reduce the maple syrup I add to improve macros further.

Full of Plants Chocolate Almond Protein Bars

chocolate vegan protein bars

Per serving: Calories – 227, Protein – 12g, Sugar – 12g

When I made this, my bars didn’t come out quite so pretty, but still tasted good.

For these, you’ll need:

  • Plant-based protein powder
  • Date syrup (can substitute with maple syrup)
  • Almond butter
  • Chocolate chips

There’s quite a bit of sugar, but you can reduce it depending on the amount of syrup you use and the chocolate chips you use (both amount and darkness).

Minimalist Baker 4 Ingredient No Bake Protein Bars

minimalist baker no bake protein bars

Per serving: Calories – 215, Protein – 11g, Sugar – 4g

Minimalist Baker is probably my favorite vegan recipe site, and these bars are quite good, with a good ratio of protein to sugar.

They are easy to make, but you may not have all the ingredients on hand:

  • Amaranth
  • Vegan protein powder
  • Maple syrup
  • Nut butter

The Big Man’s World 4 Ingredient No Bake Bars

big mans world vegan protein bars

Per serving: Calories – 73, Protein – 3g, Sugar – 2g

These bars are also quite easy to make, and look similar to some of the recipes above.

You’ll need:

  • Rolled oats
  • Vegan protein powder
  • Nut butter
  • Brown rice syrup

Power Hungry Cheap and Easy Vegan Protein Bars

powerhungry easy protein bars

Per serving: Calories – 229, Protein – 9g, Sugar – 6g

This is another chickpea-based bar recipe, which I’m a huge fan of. They taste a lot better than you would think from just thinking of chickpeas.

There’s a decent number of ingredients, focusing on:

  • Chickpeas
  • Almond milk
  • Banana
  • Nut butter
  • Maple syrup
  • Rolled oats

Oh She Glows No Bake Vegan Protein Bars

oh she glows vegan protein bars

Per serving: Calories – 200, Protein – 8g, Sugar – 10g

I’ve enjoyed just about every Oh She Glows recipe that I’ve tried, including these bars.

These don’t have the greatest macros, but do taste really good. You’ll need:

  • Rolled oats
  • Vegan protein powder
  • Rice crisps
  • Nut butter

Sweet Simple’s Vegan Chocolate Chip Vegan Protein Bar

sweet simples plant bars

Per serving: Calories – 244, Protein – 8g, Sugar – 12g

These are probably the “hardest” bars to make on this page, since they have the most ingredients.

However, if you’re worried about taste more than macros, they’re worth the effort.

Among other ingredients, you’ll need:

  • Nut butter
  • Maple syrup
  • Oat flour
  • Rolled oats
  • Coconut flakes

Hummusapien’s Cookie Dough Protein Bars

hummusapien vegan protein bars

Per serving: Calories – 269, Protein – 8g, Sugar – 10g

These also have quite a few ingredients and prioritize taste over protein content.

Here are the main ingredients:

  • Oat flour
  • Vegan protein powder
  • Maple syrup
  • Nut butter

Cotter Crunch’s Homemade Vegan Protein Bars

cottercrunch's vegan protein bars

Per serving: Calories – 269, Protein – 8g, Sugar – 10g

Finally, we finish with another chickpea-based recipe. Add some protein powder to it if you want to improve the macros.

Otherwise, you’ll need:

  • Chickpeas
  • Oats
  • Apricots
  • Cherries
  • Maple syrup

About the author

Dale Cudmore

Your friendly neighborhood vegan from Toronto. Chemical engineer turned semi-professional soccer player and freelance nutrition writer. I've been vegan for years and try to make life easier for others by sharing what I've learned.