Monday, June 11, 2012

Meatless Monday - Chewy Energy Bars

I usually have a stash of energy bars in the console in my car and in the cupboard in the kitchen for on the go snacking.  A couple months ago, we tried our own version of "Larabars" with great success and now these energy bars from the Peas and Thank You cookbook.  With no artificial ingredients, and easy to make, I am happy to feed these to my family...and they are more than happy to eat them!

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine and set aside:
2 Tbs whole flaxseed (or 3 Tbs ground)
1/4 c plus 2 Tbs water

In a large bowl combine:
2 c old fashioned oats
1/2 c whole wheat pastry or white whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 c organic sugar

and add (mix-ins can be varied - dried apples or cherries, etc.)
1/4 c raisins
1/4 c chocolate chips

In separate bowl mix together:
1/3 c maple syrup
1/2 c nut butter

and stir in flaxseed.

Add wet ingredients to dry and mix thoroughly.  Mix will seem dry but keep stirring. Press mixture into an 8x8 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  Cook 15 minutes.  Allow pan to cool slightly, then cut into bars and transfer to cooling rack - enjoy!

Recipe from Peas and Thank You.

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  1. These were great - I have to say I liked them better the next morning, after they had cooled completely overnight.

  2. These are really good. Like that they don't need to be refrigerated. Will be looking to find a way to make them just a bit more they stay together better. Maybe a bit more flour, some honey, and a bit less oats. Impressive in any many of the "power bar" type recipes out there are just not very good...


  3. These were awesome - I need to state I preferred them better the following morning, after they had cooled totally overnight. Thank you for the share.


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