Vegan Energy Bar |healthy snack

Hey friends,

today I wanted to share with you a delicious recipe of this healthy snack I call energy bar. It is pretty much only made up of fruits and nuts, so really nutritious and easy to make.

Also what is great about it is that you can change it up with the types of fruit and nuts that you use and with that vary the taste of the energy bar. All you need to stick to is the number of different nuts and fruit which is 6 different nuts and 4 different kinds of fried fruit.

A few pointers would be to make sure you check on the loaf in the oven every 5-10min since it tends to darken quite quickly. Of course you can also cover it loosely with some baking parchment to prevent it browning to quickly.

Also feel free to adapt the amount of liquid (orange juice, banana) to suit your situation. The dough should feel quite sticky. If this isn’t the case, make sure to add another banana or some applesauce.

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Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 juice of an orange
  • 90 g sugar
  • 100 g almonds
  • 100 g sunflower seeds
  • 100 g pumpkin seeds
  • 100 g hazel nuts
  • 100 g cashew nuts
  • 100 g walnuts
  • 100 g dried apricots
  • 100 g dried fig
  • 100 g dried plums
  • 100 g dried dates
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 100 g flour
  • 1 baking powder

Instructions

  1. Roughly chop the dried fruit and set aside.
  2. In a bowl beat sugar, mashed bananas and the orange juice.
  3. Now add roughly half (50g) of each nut into the sugar mixture and half of the chopped fruits. Mix with a spoon to incorporate.
  4. Add the cinnamon (or other spices of your choice) and the rest of the nuts and fruit. Mix well.
  5. Add the flour and baking powder. Mix well. The dough should be quite sticky. If it’s too dry feel free to add another banana or some applesauce.
  6. Line a a baking loaf with some parchment paper and fill the dough into the baking loaf.  Press down to have as little air in dough as possible. We want everything to be pressed in nice and compact.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven for 20-30min at 175°C or 350°F.
  8. When it’s done let it cool 100% (or even overnight) before taking it out of the baking tin. Then cut it carefully into thick slices and cut those slices in half to form bars.

If you liked and enjoyed this recipe give it a thumbs up and share it with a friend. That would mean a lot to me.

love,

Silvia

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