There are few things better than having delicious, guilt free snacks at home. When they are homemade they somehow seem to be even more rewarding. This energy bar recipe is not only packed with superfoods and nutritional glory but is also incredibly delicious. Absolutely the most rewarding 30 minutes of baking time you will have this week!
The Nutritional Benefits Of Teff
We are mad about teff and for good reason. Teff is a locally produced ancient grain that is gaining popularity internationally. It is naturally gluten free, incredibly high in protein and has the highest content of calcium, iron and magnesium of any other grain available. It also just adds a great texture to these bars. For more information on the nutritional benefits of teff and the full collection of teff recipes
This recipe is ridiculously quick and easy. It makes amazing lunch box treats and is just a great snack to have available for when you are feeling peckish.
Superfood Energy Bar Recipe
- 2 cups dates (pitted)
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons almond butter (or peanut butter)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup teff
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup chia
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate callets (70% dark chocolate or 54% dark chocolate)
- 1 cup pecan nut pieces
This recipe was inspired by Girl Heart Food's Teff Energy bars. We have changed up some of the ingredients for those more locally available but the method is the same. Follow these basic guidelines:
- Soak dates in 2 cups water overnight or for a few hours. Drain balance of water.
- Place all the moist ingredients into a blender and blend
- Add the dry ingredients (except the chocolate chips/cacao nibs and pecans) to the blended mixture and blend.
- Add the cacao nibs/chocolate chips and pecans to the mixture and pulse gently so as not to over-blend and lose the texture of the cacao nibs and pecans.
- Spread the mixture out onto a tray lined with baking paper or a silicon baking sheet and compress firmly with your hand or a flat utensil.
- Bake in the oven at 180'C for 30 minutes
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
- Once cooled place the tray in the fridge for a few hours before cutting the bars into squares and storing back in the fridge.
The squares can be stored at room temperature but they do tend to get sticky. We love to eat them chilled!
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