How To Make Healthy No Bake Energy Bars At Home?
Firstly it is worth to mention that you don’t need many fancy ingredients to make these healthy no bake energy bars. In fact they contain olny few ingredients. Furthermore, they are not baked, and that’s why it is very easy to make them! I’m working at home and between the clients I often don’t have much time to make lunch. Then the energy bars comes in and quite often save my day! They are not low calorie snacks but there is a big difference between eating junk food that’s full of calories or whole food that is loaded with good fats. Did you know that so called “good fats” even lower our cholesterol level and that means they are beneficial to our heart. In addition nuts are full of fiber, protein, minerals and vitamins.
No Bake Energy Bars Ingredients
The main ingredients of the energy bars that we’ll make today are oats. This time I use whole grain oats so I have to consider that the bars will be quite big. Or other solution would be not to make them as a bars but rolls and cut them into slices later. Although it is difficult to cut energy bars into small pieces with whole grain oats because they start to crumble. But to be honest I dont mind a bit sloppy and bigger pieces. Of course you can use rolled or crushed oats, but try to avoid instant or quick products because these are usually highly processed.
The second group of ingredients are nuts and seeds. You can always find walnuts, cashews and almonds in my kitchen, these are my favourites! I also have chia seeds, flaxseeds and sesame seeds because I use them almost every day. So all of these go into my energy bars as well.
Third ingredients are dried fruits! However, I dry my fruits in the oven. I really don’t like to buy dried fruits from the grocery shop because they are mostly full of added sugar. You may think that these are super healthy snacks but that is not always the truth. But as long as you dry them yourself, use fresh fruits and don’t add any sugar, you can be sure that they are extremely useful because they are full of fiber and antioxidants. Anyway this time i’m going to use pineapple, apple and banana.
Fourth part of today’s energy bars are peanut butter, honey and coconut oil. So let’s cut to the chase!
Healthy Energy Bars Recipe
- 150g (5oz) oats
- handful of nuts
- handful of dried fruits
- tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon of flaxseeds
- tablespoon of sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons of peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- pinch of salt (sea salt)
- Chop the nuts and dried fruits finely.
- Add them to other dry ingredients.
- Now add peanut butter, coconut oil and honey, mix them all carefully.
- Put the mixture into a 8X8 baking dish and squeeze tightly on to bottom.
- Leave into a freezer for about 2 hours.
Hopefully you will enjoy these super healthy, full on REAL food snacks. Not only can you have them as meal substitutes but sometimes also as a dessert. Also try and make these healthy granola bars that I described in one of my older posts!
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