We all love a homemade protein bar to kickstart the morning, as a post-gym snack or even as an afternoon treat. One of our amazing followers on Instagram has shared his recipe with us, and we’re super excited to share it with you!

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Homemade @myproteinuk blueberry pistachio protein bars made using the fantastic @zeinafoods pistachio butter 😍😍 


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups protein powder (blueberry in this case, but feel free to use whichever is your favourite flavour!
  • 1 cup black coffee (maybe more if needed)
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 2 cups Zeina Pistachio Butter
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • A small handful of cacao nibs


  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • 8x8in square tin
  • Glass bowl
  • Sharp knife


  1. Mix the coffee, honey and pistachio butter in a pan over a low heat until a paste is formed.
  2. Add the dry ingredients (protein powder and oats), and mix until these are well-combined. More coffee may be required if the mixture is too dry and crumbly.
  3. Place the mixture into a lined square tin (8×8) and press down to evenly spread the mixture so that the whole pan is covered.
  4. Melt the dark chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water and pour evenly over the oat mixture.
  5. Before the chocolate has set, sprinkle some cacao nibs over the top for a little extra crunch.
  6. Leave to chill in the fridge until it is set (around 2 hours), then chop into 8 individual bite size bars.

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