Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Energy Bars
A twist on my homemade energy bars that have a nice apple cinnamon oatmeal vibe. These energy bars don’t have chocolate or peanut butter so great for peanut-free schools and kids! An apple cinnamon energy bar is the perfect snack on the go. The seeds and nuts are a great source of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids that also provide lots of long term energy.
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 24 serving(s)
- 2 cups old fashion oats
- 2 cups Puffed Wheat cereal
- 1/2 cup almond slivers
- 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup dried apples - chopped into small pieces (I use scissors)
- 3/4 cup agave nectar*
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup soy nut butter - (peanut free)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine oats, almonds, puffed cereal, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, and dried apples in a large bowl.
- In a small saucepan, combine butter, soy nut butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and agave nectar. Bring mixture to a slight boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
- Pour mixture quickly over the dry ingredients. (like Rice Krispie Treats) Stir to combine.
- With wet fingers, press mixture VERY FIRMLY into a 9x13 pan lined with wax paper. Let harden. (I put them in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to harden quickly before cutting.) Cut into approx 24 pieces. If you want them thicker, make 1 and ½ of the recipe or don't fill the whole pan.
- Store in the freezer – best when thawed for a few minutes. *I wrap individual bars in wax paper and keep in freezer in a Tupperware tub so kids can grab “on the go”.
Nutrition Information Per Serving
Serving Size: 1 bar
Protein: 4 gram(s)
Fat: 8 gram(s)
Carbohydrates: 26 gram(s)
Fiber: 3 gram(s)
*You can use honey but I prefer Agave Nectar which has a low glycemic index; is less sticky than honey; and has all the useful properties of real sugars when baking.
From the kitchen of: Get Healthy U