Energy bars - oats, dates and cashews

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


I love snacking. Each time I'm out shopping, I always pick up a few different bars (Nākd's my favourite) for in between meals and at work. These shopping trips can end up a bit expensive, as sometimes one bar is not enough. I've been making my own bars for a little while now and they have been pretty good, so I will share my recipe. Most store bought and homemade bars I have found have been raw - I've been baking them though as I love baked oats and their golden colour. 

Ingredients:
1 banana
1/4 cup honey 
1 cup jumbo oats
1/4 cup cashews
1/3 cup dried fruit - I used dates

Instructions: 
  • Heat oven to 180°C and line a baking tray
  • Mash banana with fork and crush cashews. I put nuts inside a little plastic bag and smash them with a rolling pin
  • Soak dried fruits in warm water for just a few minutes
  • Mix all of the ingredients together - oats, nuts, fruit, then add banana and honey
  • Bake until golden brown (10 to 15 minutes)
There are a few options for forming the bars, the easiest I have found is to use a sushi mat or a cookie cutter. I used a little measuring cup. I take a 1/3 cup and press the mixture into it halfway, before turning it upside down and shaking it onto the tray. The moist oat mix sticks together easily.

They are healthy, tasty and are good for a bit of energy!


 



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10 comments

  1. These look so delicious! So going to make these!<3

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  2. This looks tasty
    Thanks for sharing
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  3. I love this. And I love this extra amounts because it's a circle? I don't know haha. GUESS WHO'S MAKING THESE THIS WEEKEND!

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  4. I am soo trying this!! Looks amazing!

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  5. Yum!! These look so good, I love anything that has oats, bananas or dates in it ;D will definitely be giving this a try!

    Paula
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  6. These look incredible! I've been making energy bars lately instead of buying them so have bookmarked your page so I can make them at the weekend :D

    Rebecca Coco

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  7. These look to. die. for. I wish it wasn't so late cause I want to make them right away! I can't wait to try, thanks for sharing:)

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  8. Yum! They look delicious and so healthy!

    Bella Pummarola

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  9. Yum! These look amazing! Can't wait to try this out!

    xoxo
    Kelsey

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