One of the things I wanted to do with this blog was to include some of my recipes that I’ve used to fuel my body transformation. So this is the first. These homemade energy bars are simple to make, taste great and provide you with all the energy you need for a good solid workout. They’re fairly carby so I keep them purely as a pre-gym food, I normally workout in the morning and they make a great tasty breakfast. They taste so good that several people at my work have asked me for the recipe or asked me to make some for them.
This recipe will make 15 bars, coming in at 209 calories each with 9.3 grams of good fats, 30.7 grams of energy filled carbs and 11.9 grams of protein per bar.
- 150 grams of porridge oats.
- 60g of chunky peanut butter.
- 30g of “super seed mix” (I use one from Aldi but any one will work.
- 100 grams of raisins or sultanas.
- 50 grams of dried cranberries.
- 50 grams of clear honey.
- 200mls of unsweetened almond milk.
- 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil.
- 75 grams of whole almonds.
- 75 grams of whole cashew nuts.
- 3 big scoops of chocolate flavour whey protein.
Making them is totally simple, just combine all the ingredents and mix well, I have a kitchen aid planetary mixer and I just stick it all in there with the paddle attachment, but I’ve made them by hand and it’s just as easy. If the mixture seems a bit dry just add a splash more almond milk. If you wanted to make them vegan you could easily substitute the whey for a vegan protein powder.
Once all the ingredients are nicely mixed line a tray with baking paper and pour it on top. Spread it out so it’s nice and even and well into the corners of the tray, it should sit about 2cm or so deep.
Put it in a coolish oven, about 150-160 degrees C. And bake for 15 mins.
Take it out the oven tip it onto a cooling rack and let it cool down. Once it’s cooked cut down the width into 3 even pieces then cut each 3rd into 5.
Hey presto, instant gym fuel, and they keep nicely in the fridge for a couple of weeks.