Homemade Energy Bar
Try this delicious healthy energy bar recipe when you need a morning boost. This recipe is an excellent addition to your balanced healthy diet.
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch salt
- 2/3 cup brown-rice syrup
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup dried fruit, any combination of raisins, dried cranberries, or chopped apricots or dates
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil and spritz foil with vegetable-oil spray. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, flour, sesame seeds, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
- In another bowl, stir together rice syrup, oil, and egg. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine. Mix in dried fruits and slivered almonds.
- Spread batter into the prepared pan, evening it out as much as possible with a rubber spatula. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until lightly browned and firm to the touch in the center. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack before inverting onto a cutting board. Using a sharp serrated knife, cut into quarters, then cut each quarter into three bars. These keep for several days, stored in an airtight container.
Per serving: 269 kcal cal., 9 g fat (1 g sat. fat), 44 g carb., 5 g fiber, 14 g sugar, 8 g pro., 71 mg calcium, 2 mg iron. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet