Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Make your own energy bars!

I loved the energy bars in the US. They were so convient and some were even good for you! Here in Germany they are not so popular and very expensive. Clifbars are nowhere to be found and a Powerbar will cost you almost $3.00! So I decided to make my own energy bars.

One giant energy bar! Later I cut it into about 8 smaller bars.

2 cups oatmeal
1/2 ground almonds (you can substitue almond flour or a nut butter)
1/2 cup honey (you can sub maple syrup or agave nectar)
12 dates finely chopped
1 apple finely chopped
2 egg whites
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Mix all of this together in a large bowl. If your mixture looks to runny you can always add more oats if it seems to dry then you can add some more liquid, like another egg white. You can also add in more dried fruit, a mashed banana or two, and nuts if you want.

Once everything is mixed, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and press the mixture together to form a rectangular or square shape that is about 1/2 thick. Place this in a oven preheated to 325 F and bake for 15-20 mins. It should be golden brown on the top and bottom. You can than use a pizza cutter or large knife to cut them to a size that works best for you. These keep for at least 2 weeks in the fridge, maybe longer but I ate all of them within 2 weeks, and they freeze well.
On their way into the oven.

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