OMG you guys I made these nut and seed bars and they are soo good!! They are the perfect snack, well-rounded snack. These are a great pre-workout snack to give you the energy you need. Honestly, I’ve been struggling hard with late night snacking and I wanted something I could enjoy that was good for me. These satisfy my sweet and salty cravings perfectly! They are so yummy I just had to share with you guys.
So what makes these bars so good? All the things!!
Flax seeds, Chia seeds, Almonds, Cashews, and Oats – are all high in fiber and protein, low carb, and full of nutrients and antioxidants, and promote healthy weight loss.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- ½ cup honey, agave nectar, or pure maple syrup
- ½ cup all natural nut butter, I used almond
- ½ cup raw almonds, chopped
- ½ cup raw cashews, chopped
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp flax seeds, ground or whole (I kept mine whole)
- 2 tbsp sunflower seeds, roasted or raw
- 1 heaping cup of dates (deglet nour or medjool), pitted and chopped
- ½ cup of dried cranberries or dried cherries
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Rough chop your nuts.
- In a microwave safe bowl, warm nut butter and sweetner (honey, agave, or maple syrup) until they are a pourable consistency.
- Combine all your dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Pour in your wet ingredients and with a large spatula, mix until fully combined.
- Prepare your pan (I used a brownie pan) with non-stick cooking spray.
- Dump ingredients into pan and use wax paper to press the mixture evenly into the pan.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly golden.
- Let cool before slicing into bars.
Another thing I love about these bars is how long they last. They’ll last a few weeks in an air tight container. They can be packaged individually for easy, on-the-go snacking! There are no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives like store bought granola bars.
These have a great, chewy texture. They’re not hard and crunchy, but you can press them out thinner and bake them a little longer if you prefer a more crunchy bar. If you like sweet and spicy, add a dash of cayenne pepper for a little kick.
Leave a comment below if you want to see more healthy and delicious recipes like this. Let me know if you make these bars. I’d love to know what you think!