Hello hello hello! So after I posted my top healthy breakfasts post last week, quite a lot of people asked me for the recipe for the superfood bars I mentioned. I am hooked on these so I am really excited to be sharing this with you today. I don't do many baking/cooking posts but when I find a really good, easy, yummy healthy recipe, I promise to always share it with you; this is exactly what this is! Me and my Mum have been loving these recently and they seriously are amazing; they're easy to make, they fill you right up, they last longer than one day and they're full of superfoods oh plus, they're not naughty at all! What's not to love? I got this recipe from Deliciously Ella and have adapted it a little bit. Enjoy!
You will need;
(to make 20 bars)
- Oats - 400g
- Dates - 400g
- Raisins - 200g
- Water - 300ml
- Coconut Oil - 3 tablespoons
- Sunflower Seeds - 100g
- Chia Seeds - 4 table spoons
- Cinnamon - 2 tea spoons
Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees.
Mix the chia seeds with 16 drops of water - after around 10 minutes a gel will form so just leave this to form whilst you do the other bits.
Pit the dates and put them in a sauce pan with the coconut oil - allow these to melt for about 5 minutes. The dates will go nice and soft.
Next, place the dates and coconut oil into a blender and blend until you've got a smooth paste
Put your oats, raisins, sunflower seeds and cinnamon into a big bowl.
Add the date and coconut mix then stir the chia gel into it too.
Tadaaaaa - once it's mixed, you just need to bake!
Pop it into a baking tray and leave to bake for about 35 minutes - they will turn golden on the top - make sure you leave it to cool for 15 minutes before cutting them into bars, so it sets properly.
That's it! I know it kind of sounds like a lot of annoying ingredients but once you've got all these ingredients in your cupboard (I know they're staples in my house now - if you're into superfoods etc you'll probably have coconut oil, oats and seeds laying around anyway!), you can make these on a weekly basis and then just store them for the next few days! These keep me so full and give me such a good energy boost and they're just fully natural and delicious. Goodbye sugary cereal bars! To make them even nicer, I like to dunk mine into a big blob of greek yoghurt or I guess if you really need a sugar fix, dip them into some of my healthy banana ice cream or some honey!
I honestly didn't think I would like these and I have never really eaten dates before but trust me, all of this blended together is heaven, it's sweet enough and you seriously don't need any added sugar!
Thanks to Deliciously Ella for inspiring me to eat more superfoods with this recipe! These are basically the perfect superfood energy bites for whenever you need them really!
If you liked this, you can see a few of my other healthy recipes here.
Are you trying to eat healthier for Summer? Do you like cereal bars? Do you like the sound of these? Have you ever eaten anything like this? These are so much cheaper to make at home than to buy them!
Lots of love, Em x
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