• María Fernanda López

Maple Tahini Clusters w/ Candied Pecan Protein Bars (Gluten Free & Vegan)

We all love a good protein bar, made with simple ingredients but at the same time that doesn't taste like grainy protein and artificial flavors... this homemade version of protein bars is just perfect! So flavorful, vegan friendly, low carb and delicious!

For this recipe I kept is very simple but I also wanted to add a twist of some fall flavors such as maple and candied pecans so for that level up I included some protein clusters in vanilla blueberry that will just add that crunch to this epic recipe. We are keeping it gluten free as well!

About these Maple Tahini Clusters w/ Candied Pecan Protein Bars:

How can we say no to a cozy and easy desserts? There's something irresistible about the taste and texture that I just couldn't resist using this maple vanilla combo in a protein bar! This recipe is low carb, high protein and easy to make.

In this recipe we are using simple ingredients and nutrient dense. From the protein powder made with simple ingredients for thickness and the tahini in here that also adds a great touch of minerals such as zinc, magnesium, B vitamins and amazing taste!

The Base, Vegan Protein Goodness:

Adding some protein powder for extra creaminess and a satisfying filling. I have been also obsessed with the Nuzest Smooth Vanilla Plant Based Protein, their ingredients are always the best and the taste is always delicious too, this smooth vanilla is basically a healthy, dreamy and indulgent vanilla milkshake (keto and gluten free!).

Crunchy, melts in your mouth and just the best of both worlds. For snack or dessert these bars are just a great idea and good to keep in your freezer, no need to bake or cook... so this recipe is basically fail proof.

Made with simple ingredients and minimal steps that makes these bars even better and convenient, only the best way to start the day; gluten free, low carb and dreamy tasting snack, breakfast or treat. In a protein bar... dessert or snack! Sign this recipe reporting for duty!

And because we all love a good easy and convenient snack I kept it super easy, made with the simplest ingredients that are also good for you!

Key Ingredients:

Okay, so as I mentioned earlier I'm using Nuzest Vanilla Pea Protein hat it's also low carb, high protein and gluten free. It's just perfect and I loveeee it so much. But I'm also using protein clusters to add a little of extra crunch to the recipe, the ones I'm using are from Iwon Organics. The chunks in here are huge and so tasty so you can bet they did a great job in this recipe.

Use discount code: PURELYHL for Nuezst discount.

Also, the tahini here is just essential, you can use any nut butter you prefer but the taste of the tahini works perfectly here with the maple and candied pecans!

Overall, these are the ingredients needed for these Maple Tahini Clusters w/ Candied Pecan Protein Bars:

A very complete recipe here! They key is always choosing better ingredients; in this occasion we are adding that sweetness with granulated monk fruit as a replacement of regular sugar that has a lower impact in blood sugar.

The vanilla granola clusters, tahini and vanilla protein creates a perfect fall and satisfying recipe, for snack or desert! You just have to make these easy protein bars.

Super nutrient dense and extremely easy to make! Only mix, create the little bites and bake! This recipe took me less than 20 minutes to prepare, and minimal steps!

Nutritional Benefits of this Recipe:

Well, we are keeping it low sugar by using monk fruit, and we are avoiding inflammatory ingredients such as gluten, artificial flavors, colors or something funky. This is simple, the protein that I used is made with simple ingredients!

The protein here is also key, proteins are made from amino acids that are the building blocks from our DNA, plus we all know that they are key part of the recovery of our muscle from the every day activities.

The tahini in this recipe adds some healthy fatty acids (omega 3's and 6's) plus some essential minerals great for hormonal health such as zinc, magnesium, B vitamins and iron!

The full instructions will be below along with the nutritional information per serving. This is just a super easy and flavorful recipe for you to enjoy and your body will love; source of protein, nutrients and flavor!

Overall this recipe is:

  • Low Carb

  • Vegan

  • Keto Friendly

  • High Protein

  • Gluten Free

  • Meal Prep Friendly

  • Delicious!

The end result

Chewy and soft thanks to the combination of candied pecans with the tahini and granola. These bars are flavorful and easy to make that will even be great to make with your kids, or by anyone with little experience in the kitchen. The texture of the clusters with the creaminess of the protein base and tahini is just perfect!

As dessert, snack or breakfast! This maple tahini protein bars are just a dream that will make you want to make more, these are THICK and so flavorful... so irresistible!

Perfect to enjoy at any time of the day; morning or evening. These can be also stored in the freezer and enjoy to satisfy that sweet tooth without all the inflammatory effects from gluten and sugars at any time.

Pro tip: You can even serve it some Lakanto Keto Maple syrup!

This is a great recipe that your family or friends will love! Easy to prepare and elegant and fun no matter the occasion, this recipe is made to enjoy in the most effortless and most delicious way ever, I mean... only simple and minimal ingredients in a high protein, low carb and gluten free maple tahini protein bar!

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Maple Tahini Clusters w/ Candied Pecan Protein Bars

By María Fernanda López

Serves 12 servings



  • 1 cup of Nuzest vanilla pea protein (PURELYHL for discount)

  • 1 cup of hot water

  • 1/3 cup of hemp seeds (with or without shell)

  • 3/4 cup of tahini

  • 1/4 cup of Keto Organic Maple Syrup (used Rx Sugar)

  • 1/4 cup of monk fruit


  • 1 cup of Iwon Organics - Vanilla Blueberry Protein Granola Clusters

  • 1/2 cup of keto candied pecans (used Marigold)


  1. Mix the protein with hemp seeds and granulated monk fruit in a deep bowl.

  2. Add the tahini, maple syrup and water. Mix well.

  3. Transfer to a silicone loaf dish.

  4. Top with vanilla clusters and keto candied pecans.

  5. Cut into 12 pieces and enjoy!


Nutritional Information per serving (221 kcal)

Fat: 12.3g

Carbs: 11.8g

Fiber: 3.9g

Net Carbs:5.6g

Protein: 16g


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