Loaded with proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins, these energy bars make a great snack after some heavy training!

Equipment

Preparation

  • Blender or knife
  • 2 bowls
  • 1 cup
  • 1 teaspoon

Baking

  • Oven + baking pan
  • 1 baking paper, the size of the baking pan

Wrapping

  • Scissors
  • 2 meters (6½ feet) of string

Ingredients

Dry

  • ⅓ cup dried aroniaberries
  • ⅓ cup dried blueberries
  • ½ cup cashew nuts
  • ⅓ cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons flax seeds
  • 2 teaspoons minced hemp seeds

Can’t find aroniaberries? Replace them with cranberries or gojiberries!
The same goes for the seeds. Alternatives are sesame seeds

Wet

  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 ripe bananas

Preparation

Bars

  1. Put all the dry ingredients in a mixer and blend for a minute. Or chop the nuts with a knife and mix by handvegan-energy-bars-dry-mix
  2. Mash the bananas in a bowl, stir in the peanut butter and finally the dry mixvegan-energy-bars-dry-wet-mixed
  3. Heat the oven to 175 C° (347 F°)
  4. With clean hands, form rectangular bars. A size of 6 x 3 x 1.5 cm, or 2 x 1 x 0.5 inches should give around 16 bars
  5. Bake the bars on the baking paper for 25 minutes vegan-energy-bars-baking
  6. Take them out to cool down vegan-energy-bar-baked

 

Wrapping

  1.  Cut each baking paper into eight pieces. A quick way is to roll each baking paper and cut each roll in four with three equidistant cuts, and then cut each of the resulting eight rolls in half along the length
  2. Cut the string into 16 equally long pieces. A quick way to do this is to wrap the string eight turns, then stretch and cut along two opposite ends
  3. Wrap the energy bars with the paper, and tie a string in a rosette around each one vegan-energy-bars-wrapped

Storage

The bars can be stored in a fridge for at least a week, and for a month in a freezer without losing their properties.

They can also be consumed right away if you have done more demanding exercise than just baking them!