It can be expensive to feed and fuel a runner, so save a bit of money with these homemade energy bars. They make a great substitute for shop-bought bars, and are packed with enough heart healthy seeds you may just start sprouting.
They are naturally sweetened, high in protein, packed with omega-3 fatty acids, unprocessed and full of fibre.
Nutrition per serving / piece: kcal: 120, fat: 4g, saturates: 1g, carbs: 10g, sugars: 4g, fibre: 3g, protein: 3g
120g porridge oats
40g pecan nuts
30g chia seeds
75g pumpkin seeds
75g cup dried apricots – approximately 8 dried apricots
75g cup dried cranberries
3 tbsp honey
2 tsp cinnamon
200ml almond or coconut milk
- Preheat oven to 180C, and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- In a food processor blend the porridge oats, pecan nuts, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, cranberries and apricots.
- Once well blended, pour into a large bowl.
- Now add in the honey, almond or coconut milk, cinnamon and mix together.
- Using a spoon, transfer the mixture into the baking tray.
- Bake for about 30 minutes or until edges are golden and centre is no longer soft.
- Set to the side or put in the fridge to cool before cutting into pieces.