5 Nutritious and Tasty Energy Bars You Can Make at Home
There are a plethora of tasty bars available in supermarkets today. However, the nutritional value of individual ingredients is always a guessing game. Energy bars are simple to make at home. Just gather a few of the pantry basics and invest some time.
We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite homemade energy bars that are both delicious and healthy.
Pumpkin protein bar
- Half a cup of creamy peanut butter
- 50 ml pumpkin purée
- 50ml honey (or maple syrup if vegan)
- Vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp.
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- Pumpkin pie spice, 1/2 tsp.
- 1 serving of protein powder
- Oats, two cups
- In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, pumpkin, honey and spices.
- Stir in the other ingredients until you get a thick, pasty consistency.
- Place the protein bar mix in a parchment-lined loaf pan.
- Smooth the top with a rubber spatula and press down. Then chill the mixture for an hour in the freezer.
- Cut into bars and enjoy fresh
Strawberry Oatmeal Energy Bar
Oats, 1 cup (any type of oats)
12 cups strawberries, crushed
1 tablespoon of honey
1 heaping tablespoon of almond butter
- In a dry skillet, toast the oats. After that, put it in a mixing dish. Using your hands or a mortar and pestle, mash the strawberries.
- Mix them with the rolled oats. Then stir in the honey and nut butter after adding everything else.
- Use parchment paper to line any container. Transfer the mixture by pressing it evenly for 4 to 5 hours in the refrigerator. After that, take it out and cut it into bars.
- Instead of producing bars, you can instead convert them into energy balls or laddoo! These can be stored for up to 8-10 days if stored in the refrigerator.
Coffee energy bar
- 1/2 cup uncooked cashews
- Ground coffee beans, 2 tbsp
- Gluten-free rolled oats, 1.5 cups
- 1 serving crispy rice cereal
- Dairy-free chocolate chips, 1/4 cup
- A quarter cup of sea salt
- 50ml maple syrup
- A quarter cup of cashew butter
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- Vanilla extract, 1 tsp
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
Combine syrup, oil and butter in a small bowl until well blended.
Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mix.
Spread the mixture in a pan and freeze until solid.
Cut it into rectangles and enjoy.
Dark chocolate granola energy bar
- Butter, 35g
- Honey, 95g
- 200g oats
- 100g of cranberries
- Pumpkin seeds, 30g
- Sesame seeds, 30g
- 150g bitter chocolate
- Turn the oven to 170°C and melt the butter with the honey in a small saucepan over low heat.
- The mixture should be put in a bowl. Use a spoon to stir everything together after adding the honey.
- Pour the mixture into and level the top of an 18 x 18 cm (7 x 7 inch) square pan that has been greased and lined with parchment paper.
- Put the mixture in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, then let cool for 10 minutes before coating with melted bittersweet chocolate.
- Place in the refrigerator to cool completely before enjoying.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bar
- Peanut butter, 1 cup
- 3/4 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup unsweetened maple syrup
- Vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp.
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup sugar-free chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- In a bowl, combine protein powder, salt, maple syrup and peanut butter. Until the dough forms, mix the ingredients.
- Use parchment paper to line a square pan. Along the bottom of the dish, press the dough.
- Combine chocolate chips and coconut oil in a bowl. Stirring in between, microwave for 30 second intervals until chocolate has melted. On the dough, pour the melted chocolate. The dough should be evenly coated.
- Let the chocolate harden for five minutes in the freezer. Depending on the size you desire, carefully cut the dough into 8-12 bars.