Store-bought cereal bars sound healthy, but they’re often packed with sugar and additives or the dreaded high fructose corn syrup. Instead, make your own.
Naturally sweetened, high protein - you can forget any guilt whenever the munchies attack.
The sweetness comes from the dates. These are packed with calcium, magnesium natural minerals and antioxidants. The peanuts are a terrific protein sauce and will give you just as much nutrition as more expensive nuts.
Keep a batch in the fridge for those busy days, and they make a great post-workout snack too!
1 ½ cups rolled oats (gluten-free if you prefer)
1 cup packed mejool dates (around 200g)
¼ cup peanut butter or almond butter
¼ cup honey
¼ cup coconut or vegetable oil
½ cup unsalted peanuts, or almonds, chopped
½ cup seeds (choose from sunflower, pumpkin, chia, flax)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Optional extras – handful of chocolate chips, raisins, almonds, walnuts, cranberries...be inventive!
Hi Craig - personally I would be fine using standard snacking or cooking dates, but if they are dry then soaked them overnight first.
I love to see a recipe without refined sugar. These look great, but can I just use normal cooking dates instead of mejool?
Now these sound good, and because they have plenty of dates I know they will satisfy my sweet cravings too.