Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Energy Protein Bars (Dairy, Grain/Gluten Free with Refined Sugar Free, Nut Free and Egg Free Option)

I love these bars.  I wanted to make something that could be eaten for breakfast and also taken along as a healthy, hearty snack.  This recipe can be adapted to include other seeds, nuts, spices and fruits. 
Update:  I have tried these using a chia egg and using seeds instead of nuts and they turned out great just not quite as high without the eggs)

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup ground cashews (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/3 cup ground almonds (sunflower seeds)
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • eggs at room temperature (2 chia eggs)
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk or non dairy milk
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup (or more depending on desired sweetness)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1  teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2  teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2  teaspoon anise (optional)
  • 1/2  teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease 9x9 pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients until well blended.
  3. Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  4. They do stay together better once cooled and stored covered in the fridge.





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