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Sometimes, a simple fruit is not enough to satisfy your hunger between meals; enter your homemade energy bar. Made with oats, shredded coconut and nut butter, these bars will raise your energy level, without ruining your healthy diet.



Energy Boost Bars


Preparation time: 20 minutes plus 30 minutes refrigeration time
Makes: 5 bars (about 10 centimeters long, 3 centimeters wide and 2 centimeters high)

Ingredients:
1 ¼ cup rolled oats
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
½ cup flax seeds, ground
¼ cup snipped dried cranberries
¼ cup sunflower seeds, raw and unsalted
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2/3 cup nut butter (peanut or almond butter)
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Method:
Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Spread the oats in a baking pan and bake for 7-10 minutes, or until light brown. You may want to stir the oats once or twice during the baking time.



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Add the coconut to the oats and bake the oat mixture for another 3-5 minutes.



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In a medium bowl, stir together the oat mixture, flax seeds, cranberries, sunflower seeds and chia seeds.



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In a small bowl, stir together the nut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla.



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Stir the nut butter mixture into the oat mixture until combined.



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Transfer the final mixture to the container, lined with a parchment paper, and press the mixture firmly in.



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Cover the container and put it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, before cutting the oat-nut mixture into bars.



Energy Boost Bars

You can store the bars in the refrigerator, in an airtight container, for up to 1 week.

Note: You can replace the dried cranberries in the recipe with dried cherries or blueberries. To add a sweeter taste to the bars, add golden raisins instead of berries.


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