Why do not you give a go to this energy bars recipes?

 

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Every time I finish working out, I eat a piece of fruit or a snack bar. I try so many energy bars and they are very good as a snack after exercising. However, they are expensive too. Usually on the market you will find boxes with five or six energy bars in. What’s more, every time I check the composition, I wonder what those included ingredients are. So after many recipes’ research, I’ve decided to give the energy bars a go and make them myself. However, I must warn you that energy bars pack calorie, so eat them in moderation.

Almond and Chocolate energy bars

Ingredients:

  • 300 g dates pitted and chopped.
  • 280 g raw walnut
  • 60 g raw almond (without skin)
  • 75 g cocoa powder
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 40 g unsweetened shredded coconuts
  • 2 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp. cold water

Line a loaf pan with aluminium foil and leave it on a side. Mix dates, walnuts, almonds, cocoa powder and sea salt in a food processor. Pulse and process all the ingredients together until the texture is coarse. Then add the shredded coconut, a quick pulse, and add the vanilla extract, a little bit of water at a time until it reaches a dry, but moist dough consistency.
Put the dough mixture into the lined pan, press evenly with a rubber spatula, and chill for about an hour before serving. Then cut into bars.

Banana Oat energy bars

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts.
  • 2 very overripe bananas.
  • ½ cup oil.
  • 1 cup cane sugar or granulated sugar.
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • 1 ½ cups oats mixture.
  • ½ cup wheat flour.
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder.
  • ½ teaspoon salt.
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon.
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg.
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda.
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries

Grease a baking pan while preheat the oven to 180 C.
Spread the walnuts on an ungreased saucepan and toast for 3 to 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl mash the bananas. Add the oil, sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
In a separate mixing bowl, combine the baking powder, oats, flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking soda. Add the banana mixture and stir until just combined.

Fold in the walnuts and cranberries, being careful not to over mix.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.

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