This protein and the fiber-rich recipe is made with the combination of dry nuts and seeds and can easily be varied as per our preference. Dates are rich in dietary fiber, antioxidants1 and have essential fatty acids that aid weight loss. The sweetness from the dates is more than sufficient and hence no sugar, jaggery, or honey is added to this bar. It is an ideal post-workout snack for our weight watchers or a sugar-free dessert for people with diabetes or just a snack to satisfy our hunger.
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 2 mins
Cooling time: 30 mins
Recommended portion size: 1serve
|Rolled oats,||50g, ½ cup|
|Mixed nuts (almonds, walnuts – roughly chopped)||60g, 1/3 cup.|
|Mixed seeds (watermelon, pumpkin, sunflower )||20g, 2 heaped tbsp.|
|Unsweetened peanut/ almond butter||40g, ¼ cup|
|Dates, pitted||60g, ¼ cup|
Process dates in a food processor until it forms a “dough” like consistency.
Did you know?
Naturally-sweet dates have just enough sweetness, while the artificially sweetened dates tend to be overly sweet and the sweetness is not consistent.
Toast your oats, seeds, and almonds for 5 minutes or until we get a nice toasty aroma.
Place oats, nuts, seeds, and dates in a large mixing bowl – set aside.
Warm the almond/ peanut butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir and pour over the oat mixture and then mix.
Once thoroughly mixed, transfer to a baking dish or other small pan lined with plastic wrap or butter paper so they lift out easily.
Press the mixture down firmly until uniformly flattened.
Cover with butter or plastic wrap, and let firm up in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Remove bars from pan and cut into 4 even bars. Store the bars in an airtight container to retain its freshness.
- Xu DP, Li Y, Meng X, et al. Natural Antioxidants in Foods and Medicinal Plants: Extraction, Assessment and Resources. Int J Mol Sci. 2017;18(1):96. Published 2017 Jan 5. doi:10.3390/ijms18010096