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Energy Bars with Dates and Nuts

Servings 25 cm square pan
Author Natalie

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 300 grams (3 cups) whole oats (make sure to get gluten free)
  • 100 grams (1 cup) sliced blanched almonds
  • 100 grams (1 cup) cashew nuts
  • 50 grams (1/2 cup) sunflower or pumpkin seeds
  • 25 grams (1/4 cup) shredded coconut
  • 25 grams (2 tbsp.) flaxseed
  • 25 grams (3 tbsp.) sesame seeds
  • 25 grams (3 tbsp.) Goji berries
  • 2-3 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 500 grams pitted Madjhul dates 1 package
  • 180 grams (1/2 cup) honey or date-syrup or maple
  • 240 grams (1 cup) raw tahini paste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 160c degrees.
  2. On a baking pan lined with baking paper place oats, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, coconut, flax and sesame seeds and roast for 8-10 minutes until the mixture is lightly golden.
  3. Cool slightly at room temperature. Add in the Goji berries and chia seeds and mix.
  4. In a bowl of a mixer with a paddle attachment, put the dates and blend on medium speed until softened slightly.
  5. Add tahini and honey and mix until blended.
  6. Add in the oats, nuts and seeds, and continue to blend on low speed until the mixture is smooth everything is incorporated.
  7. Spread the mixture in a 20*30 cm pan lined with baking paper and press firmly to the desired thickness.
  8. Cool for 4-5 hours in the refrigerator and cut into squares of desired size.

Recipe Notes

  • The energy bars are well kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to two weeks. It can also be frozen for up to a month.
  • You can use grains and nuts depending on personal taste.
  • Goji berries and chia seeds are available in health food stores.