I have already shared couple of times my fitness power bars recipe with you guys but here is a slightly modified and updated version of the old muesli/ granola bars recipe. They say – third is a charm, right?
Made it to treat the family, friends and colleagues as made it way too many. But as a finger-lickin good ones – they were gone in a heartbeat! so tested, proven and approved even by picky eaters! (That’s why excuse the lack of the pictures – couldn’t fight off all the eaters!)
The good side making homemade power bars is to have them by your reach whenever sugar cravings crash. Easy to pack them away for your office snack or enjoy it post workout to renew that energy reserves after a hard training, or simply have a healthy kick-start of the day, whenever you choose – it will make you satisfied!
Another nice thing about them it’s really easy to make, just takes patience to cut all those details into small pieces and resisting while it’s in the oven. The rest is easy peasy, even kids and husbands can make them!
In this recipe I used one of my all time favorite (dried) fruit – quince. It’s really traditional Latvian fruit that I have never found in Italian supermarkets.
Super rich vit vitamins (C) and antioxidants and gives that special taste to the food. I sometimes add them for my morning oats.
Actually the fruits and nuts can be mixed and matched as per your preferences and make it way more simple than my combination according to your preferences.
And as for the protein powder – you can substitute with a cottage cheese if don’t use such. (100g) I used My Protein Impact Whey Banana flavored one. (My favorite taste, but also vanilla is great but slightly sweeter!).
Don’t hesitate! Go and bake! And treat your friends & family!
- 400g of Oat flakes (better if not processed)
- 6 egg whites
- 1 egg
- 50g almonds
- 50g brazilian nuts
- 100g raisins
- 100g dried apricots
- 100g dried prunes
- 100g dried quince
- 100g goji berries
- 50g dried mango, pineapple mix (but can be any dried fruit of your choice.
- 1,5 big oranges
- hint of cinnamon
- 1,5 scoop of protein (I use Banana flavored by My Protein)
- 50g of Dark chocolate
- Preheat oven to 150°C (300F)
- Parch (roast lightly) the oat flakes on a frying pan till they get brownish-golden. Once ready leave it to cool down.
- Melt it in a hot water “bath” chocolate. (make sure not to leave on too big heat, max 100C)for too long time).
- Lightly beat together egg whites and 1 egg
- Cut all dried fruits and mix them together
- Blend the nuts ( I used food processor and pulsed couple of times)
- Cut in small pieces orange with whole peel. (Make sure you wash good before) and sprinkle it with a cinnamon powder.
- Mix everything together and add missing ingredients.
- Put the mixture on the baking pan (put under baking paper).
- Press it good and put it in oven and bake it till it is ready.
- Depending on oven it can take from 30-50 minutes ( check when it is getting harder and getting golden).
- Take it out. cool it down on cooling rack and enjoy!
- Cinnamon is a great antioxidant so add it!
- In place of dark chocolate can put any chocolate you desire or not at all (like I usually do)
- Keep them refrigerated to additional thickness.
For trying this at home – download the recipe or print it out. Try it! and let me know how did you like it!