Essential Energy Bars

Pantry from on Vol. 2 - NOURISHED - THE SHIFT | Summer 2014

PHOTO: Asha  RECIPE: Asha

oat fruit and nut energy bars

These bars are great for breakfast on the go or pre-post workout energy boost as they are packed with protein and sweetened only naturally. They are completely gluten free and can be made vegan by substituting the butter for coconut oil.

Servings: 8 pieces

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 25 mins

INGREDIENTS

1 cup heaped dates

2/3 cup mixed nuts of your choice

1 cup oats

2 T butter

2 T olive oil

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Line a 9x5 pan with parchment paper

  2. Warm dates in butter until soft and puffed. Cool for a couple of minutes.

  3. Process the nuts to a coarse chop.

  4. Process the dates to a paste. 

  5. Add the oats and nuts to the date paste and knead to make an evenly incorporated mixture.

  6. Press into prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes.

  7. Remove from pan and score into even sized squares.

  8. Set aside to cool completely before breaking into individual pieces.