Im a terrible blogger. I am super inconsistent, and haven’t posted for 2 months! Hopefully this recipe today can make you forgive my absence. I have been requested to post more often on my blog and I would like to myself, and with the motivation of some of my favourite readers ( hey tessa! ) here i am with another epic, deliciously easy recipe!!
These bars are perfect for any occasion. Bring them as a desert, eat them as a snack, pack them in your gym bag as a pre-workout treat! These protein packed, fibre filled bars are sure to keep your sweet tooth at bay and keep you satisfied for hours! Unlike the commercial processed granola bars that are filled with ingredients that you can’t even pronounce, these bars are made from whole ingredients that will make you feel good about taking a bite out of!
The base of this bar is a mix of oatmeal, almond milk and flax seeds. What i like about this base is that you can customize it however you like! Don’t feel like adding chocolate chips and dates? Add carrot shreds, walnuts, nutmeg and raisins for a carrot cake inspired bar! Top these bars with peanut butter and some dark-chocolate chips and your in for a real treat!
Difficulty: Easy Time: 10-15 minutes Servings: Depends on cutting size ( up to 24 ish)
You will need:
- 1-2 cups of oatmeal
- 3-4 cups of almond milk
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
- 1/4 coconut shavings
- 1/3 cup pitted( and chopped ) dates
- 1/4 flax seeds ( whole)
- 1/4 chia seeds
- 1/4 natural peanut butter ( or any other nut butter of choice)
- 1/4 mixed nuts/seeds ( pumpkin/peanut)
- 1/3 cup almond/coconut flour
- 2-3 eggs
- 1/2 maple syrup
- 1-2 tbsp of coconut oil
In a large mixing bowl combine oats, flour, flax and chia seeds with maple syrup and almond milk and soak for 1-2 hours. *Important: The amount of almond milk may vary depending on how well the mixture soaks it up. You may need to add more after the desired waiting time. Once mixture is well combined, add in your chocolate chips, coconut shavings, pitted dates, peanut butter and add in 2-3 beaten eggs. Lay out on a lined baking tray, and top with pumpkin seeds and crushed peanuts making sure they are pressed into the mix. Leave in the oven for 30-40 minutes checking occasionally by passing a fork through the mixture, and checking if the fork comes out clean. Once the bars are ready, let them cool and then cut them into your desired size and VOILA! Your easy, healthy bars are ready to be shared with your friends and family ( or if your like me eaten all by myself!).
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Peace, Kale and Love xoxo Erica!
(S/O to my mother for the recipe inspiration)