Inspired by my friend from culinary school’s love for Clif Bar’s, we developed this recipe in order to find a breakfast bar that she could make herself. This recipe is high in Magnesium, antioxidants, and fiber.
Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:
By Amy Shapiro, MS, RD, CDN
Raspberry Energy Bars
1/2 cup of almonds
1/2 cup of almond butter
1 cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 cup of maple syrup
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
1/4 cup of pureed raspberries
1 vanilla bean (split and scraped)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Pulse almonds and dates in a food processor until the almonds are broken down and a paste begins to form.
- Add 1/2 cup of rolled oats and almond butter into the food processor and pulse until well combined.
- Add the other 1/2 cup of rolled oats and pulse just until combined.
- Take dry ingredients out of the food processor and place in a bowl.
- Add the raspberries and scraped vanilla bean into the bowl and mix together with a spatula.
- In a small pan on medium-high heat, heat the maple syrup and coconut oil for about five minutes or until bubbles start to form.
- Take off heat and pour over dry mixture.
- With a spatula or wooden spoon mix the entire mixture together. The mixture can be hard to work with, so be sure to show everyone your arm strength when mixing this!
- Once all of the ingredients are well combined, roll onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Spread the mixture out evenly so that it forms a rectangle at least four inch high (this mixture will not rise).
- Place in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes.
Per Serving: Calories: 373; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 7mg; Potassium: 459mg; Carbohydrate: 39g; Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 24g; Protein: 7g
Nutrition Bonus: Iron: 11%; Calcium: 10%
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