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

Ingredient:

  • 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

Method:

  • 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

Ingredients:

Oats, 1 cup (any type of oats)
12 cups strawberries, crushed
1 tablespoon of honey
1 heaping tablespoon of almond butter

Method:

  • 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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Method:

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

Ingredients:

  • Butter, 35g
  • Honey, 95g
  • 200g oats
  • 100g of cranberries
  • Pumpkin seeds, 30g
  • Sesame seeds, 30g
  • 150g bitter chocolate

Method:

  • 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

Credits – Pinterest

Ingredients:

  • 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

Method:

  • 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.

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