Why shell out a lot of dough (ha, ha) on expensive snack bars – that also contains a lot of sugar and additives? Make your own and sweeten them with dried fruit.
These energy bars are sugar free; the raisins are used for sweetening. At less than 100 calories they are a good snack to have in your bag or when you just need to get “something” in your growling belly without getting stuffed.
You can keep the bars in the freezer and take them out when you need a snack, or have in your bag to use for refilling your energy after training.
20 mini bars. Cooking time: 30 minutes, 5 minutes mixing, 20 minutes baking and 5 minutes cutting.
- 170 ml / 3/4 cup oats
- 30 ml / 1 oz wheat germ
- 200 ml / 3/4 cup raisins
- 100 ml / 3 1/2 oz pumpkin seeds
- 100 ml / 3 1/2 oz sunflower seeds
- 100 ml / 3 1/2 oz coconut flakes
- 50 ml / 1 oz chia seeds
- 0.5 tsp cardamom
- 3 egg
- Heat the oven to Heat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius / gas mark 3 / 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Add all the ingredients apart from the egg in a food processor and mix for about a minute. If you don’t have a food processor you can just chop the raisins and pumpkin seeds with a knife and then mix all the dry ingredients.
- Stir in 3 egg. Mix well.
- Take a sheet of baking paper and put it on a baking tray. Form the mix into a square and bake it in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Take a moment to be aware of your surroundings. Sit down and relax. Take a few deep calming breaths and then listen into the sounds around you without judging or change anything, just listen. Maybe the refrigerator hums nearby? Are there sounds further away? A neighbor or a road? Just listen for a moment and notice any sounds. When you feel ready, open your eyes and stretch out.
- Let it cool for a few minutes and then cut the square into 20 small bars.