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Once I created this recipe, I used to be extra enthusiastic about it than I had been about nearly another submit. I performed round with recipes to make a simple, selfmade, kid-approved, all-natural, uncooked, gluten-free, dairy-free, transportable power bar that wasn’t too messy.
After months of trial and error (primarily error) and a messy kitchen, I stumbled upon a recipe that isn’t solely straightforward to make however tastes nice and meets all of my different necessities. They usually value much less to make than standard power bars too.
Since creating my unique Wellness Bar, I’ve additionally provide you with a few different varieties. I typically make chia seed energy bars or chocolate coconut energy bars as a substitute. Each are tasty, easy, and filled with vitamins.
Why Make an Power Bar, You Ask?
I do know, there are already so many on the market to select from. The issue is, I’m probably not a fan of the elements in most of them. There are a number of issues actually. A lot of them comprise fillers, chemical compounds, and synthetic flavorings. Additionally, since they need to be shipped and saved on a shelf, they often comprise preservatives.
Don’t imagine me? Right here is the record of elements from Clif Bar’s personal web site for his or her Chocolate Almond Fudge Bar:
Elements: Natural Brown Rice Syrup, Natural Rolled Oats, ClifPro® (Soy Rice Crisps [Soy Protein Isolate, Rice Flour, Barley Malt Extract], Natural Roasted Soybeans, Natural Soy Flour), Natural Evaporated Cane Juice, Chocolate Chips (Evaporated Cane Juice, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Pure Flavors), Almond Butter, Dry Roasted Almonds, Natural Fig Paste, Cocoa, ClifCrunch® (Apple Fiber, Natural Oat Fiber, Natural Milled Flaxseed, Inulin [Chicory Extract], Psyllium), Sea Salt, Pure Flavors.
Apart from the truth that the phrase “soy” (an ingredient I avoid) seems on that label 5 instances, the primary ingredient is brown rice syrup. On a meals label, elements are listed in descending order by weight. If the primary ingredient is a concentrated, high-carbohydrate syrup that’s constructed from a grain, that’s an issue!
I seemed for higher choices, however most bars have an identical ingredient record to this one. Examine your favourite bar and see what’s in it! I did discover one bar that was fairly good; the Larabar. Sadly, Larabars are somewhat costly. And being a do-it-yourselfer, I needed to determine a selfmade model anyway. The tip result’s an enchancment on Larabar, in my view.
Making a Wellness Power Bar
This recipe is extremely straightforward to make, takes little or no time, may be personalized simply, and has few elements. Children find it irresistible and it may be an incredible various to the snacks they often get!
To make the bars simply chop some almonds, then use a meals processor (a mini one works finest) to puree some dates and raisins, and blend all of it along with a splash of cinnamon. Roll it out and minimize it into bars or roll it into balls for power bites.
Whereas the unique recipe requires almonds, dates, and raisins, you’ll be able to change up the fruit and nut mixture to higher fit your tastes.
Methods to benefit from the Wellness Bar:
I just lately noticed a recipe for energy bites rolled in shredded coconut, which might make them rather less sticky and simpler to move. Possibly I’ll give it a attempt with my recipe…
Wellness Power Bars Recipe
A easy and wholesome meal-on-the-go bar that’s just like a Cashew Lara Bar.
In a meals processor, chop the nuts into fantastic items.
Take away and put in bowl.
Within the meals processor, puree the dates and raisins (or any mixture of the 2 that equals ½ cup complete) till they turn into the consistency of playdough. It can begin to clump collectively when it’s finished.
Add the fruit paste and cinnamon to the chopped nuts and blend them by hand.
Roll the combination between two sheets of wax paper to ½ inch thickness.
Lower into bars. Or make it very easy and simply roll into power balls!
Wrap in wax paper, plastic wrap, or snack measurement ziploc baggage (or glass containers in the event you aren’t giving to children) and retailer within the fridge till prepared to make use of.
Take pleasure in!
You possibly can swap out the almonds for one more sort of nuts in the event you choose (or seeds if in case you have a nut allergy) and the raisins for a distinct dried fruit.
Serving: 1bar | Energy: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fats: 4g | Saturated Fats: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g | Monounsaturated Fats: 2g | Trans Fats: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
Ever made your personal power bars? Let me know what you consider these beneath!