Sunday, July 31, 2011

Energy Bars!

I love making our own energy bars. So I know exactly what is going into them. And the options for ingredients are endless. Just remember that they'll only last for around 4 days unless you freeze them.

Here are the ingredients that you will need:

1 cup quick oats
1 cup bran
1/4 cup flour (I use whole wheat because it's a lot healthier!)
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 cup honey
2 eggs
(here's the part you get to adjust for yourself!)
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped almonds

I've made this recipe with all different types of "fillers". I love macadamia nuts and mini chocolate chips when I'm feeling naughty!

Start off by preheating the oven to 350 degrees! Spray a rectangular baking pan (around 9x13) with cooking spray.

Get your ingredients ready! Start by putting your oats, bran and flour into a mixing bowl.

Then mix in the 1/2 cup dry milk. If you purchase the box with packages in it, this is about 1/2 of a package. I then put the other half in a baggie for next time!

Next add in the cinnamon and ginger

Now is time for your almonds and raisins (or what ever you have decided upon). If you use something like dried figs, you may want to put them into a food processor so that they're cut up into small enough pieces. Or you can just do it by hand. :)

Mix these together well.

Get your eggs and crack them into a small dish. Give them a quick whisk to break them up slightly.

Now add your eggs and the honey

Mix everything together really well. I usually end up using my hands to make sure it's well mixed.

Once that is done, you simply put the mixture into the baking pan and spread it out with your fingers. Throw it in the oven and cook it for 20 minutes. The edges will have a slight brown to them when they're done.

When they're cooked, pull them out and allow them to cool. Then cut into which ever size bars that you want! Enjoy!


  1. Nutri-Savvy here from our FB conversation. I really do love this recipe! Thx for sharing it!

    1. Thank you!! I'm not sure why I don't have a decent photo on this post. I must have eaten them too quickly. =]


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