This recipe is an updated version of my older recipes. It’s a great snack for people on a gluten free and vegan diet. They’re my take on the snack bars we usually buy. Energy bars on the market often contain tons of sugar and preservatives and while they are advertised as being ‘healthy’, they are actually high in unnecessary calories, thus prohibiting weight loss. People often consume two to three of these bars daily, thinking they’re healthier, but that is a common misconception. Which is why I decided to make my own, now these bars last up to 2-3 weeks in the fridge and the recipe makes about 10 bars. The recipe can be adjusted to your preference, I’ve chosen a combination I enjoy, but you can experiment with others if you like. (Cocoa nibs and coconut are also a favourite of mine)
- 1 1/2 cups of gluten free rolled oats
- 3 medium sized bananas
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup dried goji berries
- 2 tbsp almond milk
- 1tbsp chia seeds
Step 1: Blend the oats in a blender or food processor to obtain a grainy oat flour. Pour the oats into a bowl and mix in the cinnamon, chia seeds and berries.
Step 2: In another bowl mash the banana with a fork and add in the almond milk and vanilla.
Step 3: Fold the banana mixture into the dried ingredients to make a dough.
Step 4: Line a baking tin with parchment paper and spread the dough using a spatula or your hands.
Step 5: Bake at 170 ºC for 10-15mins. Check on them regularly as they cook pretty fast, once your fork cannot stick right through the bars, they are cooked.
Step 6: Once they’ve cooled, cut them up into bars and store them in the fridge.
I hope you try out this recipe, let me know down in the comments if you do. Thank you for reading and please follow for more posts like this, xoxo.