Almond and Apricot Energy Bars

almond energy bars
Sep

These healthy bars are delicious, nutritious and easy to make using almonds and natural ingredients that are perfect for balancing your hormones, as well as impressing your family and friends with your culinary skills! The recipe will make roughly 16 bars and can be stored for a few days in an airtight jar after making them.

INGREDIENTS


olive oil, for greasing
75g almonds
100g mixed seeds
250g rolled oats
8 Medjool dates
100g dried apricots
20ml maple syrup
150ml water
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
Makes 16 bars


METHOD
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 20cm x 20cm square baking tin. Chop the almonds, then scatter over a baking sheet with the mixed seeds and oats, and roast for 20 mins, turning occasionally.

Meanwhile, de-stone and roughly chop the dates and apricots.

Place the maple syrup, almond butter, dates, coconut oil and 150ml of water in a small saucepan over a low heat. Gently heat for 10 mins, mashing the dates with the back of your spoon, until you have a sticky sauce. Tip the oats, seeds, almonds and apricots into a large bowl and pour over the sauce mixture. Coat everything in the sticky sauce. Pour the mixture onto the baking tin, using a back of a spoon to press into an even layer.

Bake for 15 to 20 mins, or until golden, then cut into portions.

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