Need a stash of healthy power bars for the summer? Try out this granola bar recipe, you won’t be disappointed.
Also known as a flapjack or a cereal bar, a granola bar is a sweet tray-baked oat bar that is both a treat and a snack. They are popular for being both tasty and nutritious, especially those containing lots of fiber, protein and essential vitamins and minerals.
But what is better than buying power bars at the supermarket? Making them at home, of course.
200 grams of pitted dates
1/4 cup of honey
1/4 cup of peanut butter
1 cup of roasted almonds
1 ½ cups of oats
*You could also add any type of dried fruits or chocolate chips for flavor.
First, throw the dates into a food mixer and shred them into small piece with a dough consistency. Put the oats on a tray and let them roast in the oven for 1- to 15 minutes, or until they become golden brown, then add them together with the crushed almonds to the dates dough.
In a small saucepan, warm up the peanut butter over low heat and pour in the dates mixture and stir efficiently.
Prepare a baking tray with non-stick baking paper and spread the mixture out evenly and cover with another sheet of baking paper.
Using something flat, like another tray, a book or a glass, press down on the mix and even it out to the thickness of your choice.
Put the tray into the freezer for 20 minutes, then take it out and cut out your bars into the shapes and sizes of your choice.
Now you should have around 10 well-sized granola power bars to enjoy over the upcoming week.