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Lemon Lavender Almond Protein Bar

This Lemon Lavender Almond Protein Bar combines almond protein powder (defatted almond flour), hulled hemp hearts, dried apricots, lemon extract and lavender to create a light, subtly sweet and nutty snack bar with 10 grams of protein per serving. Created by Chef Christine Farkas on behalf of the Almond Board of California.

Difficulty

Medium

Prep Time

10 minutes

Total Time

2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients
Serves: 16 bars, 52 grams per bar
  • 2 cups (1 ¾ cups) not packed, (160 gr), Unflavored almond protein powder
  • 1 cup, (100 gr), Sliced almonds, blanched
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL), (50 gr), Hulled hemp hearts
  • ¾ tsp (4 mL), (4 gr), Sea salt
  • Pinch, (0.4 gr), Citric acid
  • 3 ½ cups, (500 gr), Dried apricots
  • 2 tsp (10 mL), (8.5 gr), Lemon extract (sunflower oil, lemon oil) OR Zest of 1 large lemon
  • 2 ½ tsp (12 mL), (2 gr) Lavender flowers, food grade
Garnish
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL), (43 gr), Sliced almonds with skin, toasted
  • 2 tsp (10 mL), (1.5 gr), Dried lavender flowers, food grade
Preparation
  1. Combine almond flour, almonds, hemp, sea salt and citric acid in processor and pulse until the nuts and seeds have broken down into smaller pieces.Combine almond flour, almonds, hemp, sea salt and citric acid in processor and pulse until the nuts and seeds have broken down into smaller pieces.
  2. Add the apricots, lavender and lemon extract and pulse until a smooth consistency has been reached.
  3. Press mixture firmly into a lined tray (10” x 12” or similar), ensuring the mixture is pressed down into the edges and corners. Depth should be less than ½ inch.
  4. Sprinkle the garnish of toasted almond and lavender on top and press into the mixture fully and evenly. Cover with wrap and chill until solid, approximately 2 hours.
  5. Cut into 16 rectangles and enjoy.
Nutritional Info
Per Serving
NAME AMOUNT
Calories 180
Total Fat 6g
Sodium 95mg
Total Carbohydrate 24g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 10g
Calcium 110mg
Iron 2mg
Potassium 479mg
Notes

Recipe Features:

  • Easy incorporation of almond protein into recipe, smooth, slightly sweet, and light nutty profile, binds into the base well, creating a lighter bar texture
  • No added sugar
  • Plant-based/ Vegan/ Gluten Free
  • Contains 10 g of plant protein, 4 g of fiber per 52 g bar

 

Other:
-Pea protein can be included with almond protein to build on for complementary protein messaging
-Easily adaptable, simple procedure to produce and scale
-For a thicker bar choose a smaller tray, for a thinner bar choose a larger one with greater surface area to spread the base

 

Created by Chef Christine Farkas of IHeart Food Consulting on behalf of the Almond Board of California. Click here to watch recipe video demonstration.

Did you know?

In addition to almonds being a delicious ingredient in our recipes they’re also heart healthy, gut healthy, and full of vitamins and nutrients - explore Health & Nutrition to learn more. Not only that, almond farmers are dedicated to sustainability - find out how they’re Growing Good.