Oats and Flax Energy Bar

Hunger pangs and cravings can strike at any time so make sure that you have a stock of healthy snacks at hand to tackle them.

This Energy Bar recipe is loaded with power-packed ingredients making it a delicious snack any time of the day without adding too much calories.

Oats are proven to be effective in lowering LDL and total cholestrol.

Flax and chia seeds are a great source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids while sesame seeds are rich in calcium. Make a few at a time and store in the freezer for a handy fix when you are need an energy boost.

Ingredients (Makes 8 bars)
1 cup oats

½ cup roasted chana – powdered

1 tablespoon flax seeds

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

1 teaspoon cinnamon-clove powder

1 teaspoon cardamon powder

1 tablespoon protein powder (optional)

A pinch of sea salt or regular salt

1 tablespoon each of rasins, almonds, peanuts

Soy milk or almond milk, to soak

Sugar Free, as per taste

 

Method

Mix the oats, roasted chana powder, flax seeds, sesame seeds and chia seeds.

Add cinnamon-clove powder, cardamom powder, protein powder, sugar free and salt and mix well.

Lightly crush the almonds and peanuts and fold them into the oast mix along with the raisins.

Add enough soy or almond milk to soak the mixture.

Spread the mixture in a non-stick pan and even the top with a spatula. With a knife score the mixture into rectangle bars but do not remove from the plate.

Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for an hour. Remove from the fridge and cut the bars again.

Serve immediately or pack them in a sealed ziplock bag and store in the freezer.

To serve, defrost the bars and pop them in a toaster obven for a few minutes till they are crisp.

Nutritive value per bar: 19.4g carbohydrates, 2.8g fibre, 8.2g protein

Bon Appetit!