Lately I’ve been in sugar over-load and had to make something healthy that actually tastes good. Well let me tell you, these Healthy Homemade Energy Bars fit the bill. They are the perfect afternoon snack that helps get you to dinner without binging on vending machine food at work or the Oreos hiding on the top shelf.
These Healthy Homemade Energy Bars are full of protein, fiber, healthy fat, natural sweetness and packed with flavor. They are pretty easy to make too. The most difficult part was to cook the quinoa and all that isn’t too bad either. This recipe (adapted from BackPackerRecipes) is a great use of leftover plain quinoa too (made with water of course).
Let me show you how to make these delicious Healthy Homemade Energy Bars.
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Healthy Homemade Energy Bar
These Healthy Homemade Energy Bars not only taste great, but they will provide you with the protein and fiber to sustain you. Give these a try: http://recipesingoodtaste.com/?recipe=recipe-healthy-homemade-energy-bar
- 1/2 cup dry quinoa (uncooked)
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup flaxseed meal
- 3/4 cups whey protein powder (I used vanilla)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup white wheat flour (To make gluten free, use almond flour or GF flour mix)
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds (raw shelled and unsalted)
- 2/3 cups craisins (dried cranberries)
- 1/2 cup coconut, shredded (I used unsweetened)
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 cup oil (vegetable oil)
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup water
Recipe URL: http://recipesingoodtaste.com/?recipe=recipe-healthy-homemade-energy-bar
||Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. |
||Cook quinoa according to package directions (1/2 cup quinoa to 1 cup water). |
||Combine oats, flaxseed, protein powder, baking soda, flour, walnuts, sunflower seeds, craisins (dried cranberries), coconut and salt in a large bowl. |
||Once quinoa is cooked, add the oil, honey vanilla and water to the pot. |
||Fold the wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix to combine. |
||Spread mixture into greased 9 x 13-inch pan, pressing down with hands to fit into pan. |
||Bake for 20-22 minutes at 350ºF. Allow to completely cool and cut into pieces. |