Something I have been really enjoying after an intense workout at the gym are energy bars. So considering the amount I have been eating lately, it only made sense to try making some from scratch.
And they are fabulous!
Chocolate & Nut Energy Bars
Adapted from The Road Not Processed
- 1/4 cup peanuts
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1/3 cup hemp seeds
- 1/4 cup dates, chopped and pitted
- 1/3 cup agave nectar
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Additional mix-in ingredients:
- 1/2 cup kamut flour
- 2 tbsp carob powder
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
Combine dry ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until combined.
Pour processed dry ingredients into a bowl and set aside.
Next, put the wet ingredients into the food processor and mix.
Pour the wet mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix together.
Slowly add in the additional mix in ingredients (kamut flour, carob powder and chia seeds) and stir until combined and sticky.
Press the mixture into a loaf pan, ensuring it is packed and flattened down.
Place and fridge and let them set until they have hardened. This recipe makes about 6 bars.
Nutritional information per bar:
- Calories: 372
- Fat: 23.8g
- Sodium: 38.1mg
- Carbohydrates: 36.2g
- Fiber: 7.6g
- Sugar: 19.6g
- Protein: 8g
- Iron: 17% DV