Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Healthy Energy Bars


  • Oil for greasing pan
  • 1 cup quick cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3 T. toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup raw peanuts
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup whey protein powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1.5 ounce maple syrup
  • 1 ounce honey
  •  2 large eggs
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9 by 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
Place all ingredients except the syrup, honey and eggs in a food processor and pulse until the mixture is finely chopped. Add the syrup and eggs and pulse until the mixture is well combined. It will resemble a coarse paste.
Transfer to the baking pan and spread evenly. Bake until just done, about 20 minutes. Cut into 20 squares.

This is a very adaptable recipe.  The original recipe come from Ellie Krieger from Food Network.  I omitted, added and changed the ingredients to fit my taste.  You can do the same, open your pantry and be creative!  I'd love to hear what you came up with!

Posted By: Tracy

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