Brrrrr its cold! Winter is creeping up on us little by little, the days are short and the dark is long. I don’t know about you, but i’ve been craving vitamins and whole food goodness recently. These little treats are filling the craving beautifully. Packed full of nuts, seeds and natural energy, these bars make a great snack….. pre or post work out, breakfast on the run, lunch box filler, mid morning boost, afternoon pick-me-up, the list goes on! Give them a go, super quick and easy!
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
2 cups gluten free rolled oats
1/4 cup of each of the below –
1/2 cup linwoods milled flax seed
1/2 cup water
1 cup almond nut butter
1 tbs coconut oil
2 tbs maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
Toast the almonds, sesame seeds and oats in a large deep frying pan, stirring continuously for 10 – 12 mins until evenly golden. Take off the heat and set aside.
Combine all the fruit in a food processor and pulse until the fruit resembles a sticky paste. Set aside.
Bring the water to the boil in a small pan. Once boiled, tip in the flax seed, almond butter, coconut oil, maple, vanilla and salt. Stir well to combine and set aside to cool.
In a large mixing bowl add all the elements together. Combine well – you may have to get you hand involved in mixing this one! Once fully combined, tip into a lined tin and refrigerate until it is firm. Slice into bars and keep in an air tight container in the fridge.