Nutrition

Homemade Energy Bars

Homemade Energy Bars

Homemade Energy Bars

 

These energy bars are so easy to make you can whip them up within minutes. They don’t need to bake and all you need is a glass dish and a food processor

Feel free to adapt the recipe to suit your needs. Sample before pressing into the dish and adapt anything to taste.

Ingredients
6 dates, pitted
2 TBS coconut oil
1⁄4 cup sunflower butter or almond butter
1⁄4 cup goji berries (raisins work too)
1⁄4 cup shredded coconut flakes
1⁄4 cup ground flax
2 tspn ground cinnamon
a couple pinches of sea salt (unless sunflower or almond butter is salted)
1 cup almonds
handful of cacao nibs

Preparation
Place the pitted dates and coconut oil in the base of your food processor. Add the seed or nut butter. Whirl these three ingredients until blended.
Add the goji berries or raisins, the coconut flakes, the ground flax, the cinnamon and the sea salt and whirl in the food processor again, until the mixture is well incorporated. It’s okay if it is a bit more chunky at this point.
Add the almonds and the cacao nibs or chocolate chips and pulse your food processor until you have a chunky mass that looks like cookie dough.
Scoop dough-like mixture into a 8×8 glass container and press the mixture down with the back of a spoon.
Store in the fridge for at least one hour to harden. Cut into bars to grab and go

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2 Responses to “Homemade Energy Bars”

  1. On December 19, 2012 at 9:21 AM Brian responded with... #

    these look amazing, ive made something similar with cacao in them aswell, choclatey goodness. curious if you have tried adding whey protein powder to them?

  2. On December 19, 2012 at 9:29 AM admin responded with... #

    I have not yet tried adding whey protein powder- but that’s a fantastic idea. I add whey protein powder to oatmeals and cereals and love the addition so I am sure it’s a great fit. We just started carrying Stronger Faster Healthier (http://www.strongerfasterhealthier.com) whey protein powders and other supplements at our gym and will have them up on this website for sale hopefully in the next week. They’re great, all natural proteins that would be a great fit for these bars.

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