Saturday, May 21, 2011

No Bake Almond Date Energy Bar

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Know what you Eat - Are you the kind of person who loves to snack on Energy, Granola or Cereal bar. Then try this easy to make energy bar and i doubt if you will go for the pricey bars at the store anymore. Filled with the goodness of Almonds, Dates, Coconut and Omega-3 rich Chia seeds and calcium rich Sesame seeds they are very easy to make, super nutritions and taste awesome without any additives.

Almonds are low in saturated fat and contain many other protective nutrients - protein, calcium and magnesium - for strong bones, vitamin E and compounds called phytochemicals, which may help protect against cardiovascular disease and even cancer. Dates are very good source of iron and one of the best natural sugar substitute anyone with a sweet tooth can go for. Chia seeds are very good source of Omega-3 fatty acids and sesame seeds are good source of calcium. The darker the seeds higher their nutrition profile is. Coconut is a good source of Iron, Vitamic C,  Protein and Calcium.

Who Should avoid Dates - Even though dates are very nutritious, large portion of its calories come from sugar. One pitted date contains 16gms of sugar, so if you are on a weight loss goal, portion this energy bar accordingly.

Cooking Time - 5 Mins
Preparation Time - 10 mins
Makes - 12-15 bars(depending on the thickness of the bar)

Ingredients

Toasted Almonds - 1 Cup
Dates - 3/4 cup Chopped and Packed
Grated and toasted Coconut - 1/4 cup
Chia Seeds - 3 Tbsp
Toasted Sesame Seeds - 2 Tbsp
Honey - 2 Tbsp

Method

1) Grind Chia Seeds into a fine powder.
2) Toast the Almonds for 5 mins in a toaster.
3) Now add Almonds, Coconut, Sesame seeds, dates (except for the honey) to the powdered chia.
4) In a food processor blend all the ingredients into fairly fine but still having some texture.
5) Add honey and process just long enough for it to blend in.
6) Press into a square about 3/4-inch thick on a plate or square pan and refrigerate for about an hour or more.
7) Cut into 2-inch squares and enjoy this guilt free snack.

Variations - You can use any combination of nuts also check out 10 Minute Peanut Raisin bars and No Bake Healthy Granola bars for other ideas.

Note - Since there is no baking involved, these bars will lose their shape when kept outside in very hot weather for a long time. When refrigerated they are good for atleast 2 weeks, they might be good even after that but it never lasts, no matter how much i make.

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Sending this to Food for 7 Stages of Life - Healthy Fast Food hosted by Radhika and Sudeshna.

50 comments:

Lady Boheme said...

Your blog is very interesting with useful information for our health, the recipes are excellent and well cooked! Thanks for visiting. A Kiss

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Nice healthy bar....

Pari said...

Very healthy indeed, it's perfect for growing children.

Sarah Naveen said...

oh wow!!! looks so yummy and healthy!!

SE(Denufood) said...

very healthy indeed..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Perfect healthy bar, wud luv to try it soon!

Preeti Kashyap said...

lovely! This is bookmarked. Where can I get Chia seeds?....i cldnt find them in walmart.

Gulmohar said...

Very interesting recipe..Looks yumm and kids would love it for sure :-)

Vrinda said...

Yummy and healthy bar...

sayantani said...

nice recipe. looks very tasty

Padma said...

Healthy bar... looks so yumm.. but never used chia seeds before.

Cham said...

Pretty much like the dry fruits snack i made... It would be a great energy bar!

Angie's Recipes said...

That looks very delicious and healthy!

Preety said...

gr8 recipe for healthy homemade snack..good for winter season too..

Abhilash said...

The bar looks really good. feels like eating.

I like groundnut and thil bars. Whenever I see them in the shops I buy them. I have never tried preparing them but yes eaten them several times.

Madhu said...

Looks healthy and delicious..

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Home made energy bars are excellent dear, henceforth no to those energy bars sold at stores:)

Mriganayani said...

Looks awesome as always - I have some chia seeds at home- should try this soon. But, I know I will gobble it all up - so will make sure I have people around to eat and then make it!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks all for your comments, yes Cham i checked out yours and kind of similar to your dry fruit snack. This is the third in our series of no bake bars, wait for some more to come.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Heyy really nice.. i have v lil info on nuts...

Priya said...

Woww fantastic bars, quite an energy booster!

Superchef said...

they look absolutely delicious!!

kothiyavunu said...

looks mouthwatering...Such a yummy and healthy bar!!!

Pavithra said...

oh wow what a coincidence yesterday only I made the energy bar with toasted walnut,peanut, almond and sesame seeds. I often make it too...

PJ said...

wow, very healthy and easy to make bars! This is definitely going to be part of my winter hiking box :) Superstore power bars is just so monotonous that you can get tired with them after a while.. now a days I take Cliffs bars which seem to be more natural and tastier choice. This recipe beats both and is a perfect one to carry along!

Madhuram said...

That's one versatile bar recipe. One can come up with lot of other combination using various dried fruits and nuts.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds healhty and should be a perfect substitute for BF in a busy morning!

Dolly said...

Looks awesome and delicious. Healthy as well. Will make them soon.

Divya Vikram said...

Looks healthy and perfect to-go breakfast!

my kitchen said...

Tempting & Healthy bar,Want to try

Priya Narasimhan said...

i had already bookmarked you almond cashew brittle recipe..now this one.. :-)

shanthi said...

healthy and yummy bar

Tina said...

Healthy and delicious bar...

Shri said...

I saw Date rolls and have been wanting to make them and now I see these super delicious bars..

prasu said...

lovely pics dear..healthy and delicious bars......thank you for sharing.

Ashwini said...

the bar is healthy and looks yummy...

Priya Srinivasan said...

Looks Delicious!!! and healthy too.

Oraphan said...

These look absolutely fantastic! It sounds so healthy and yummy. What a perfect recipe for me! I love quick and easy recipe for busy days, thanks for sharing:)

Katy ~ said...

This is a fantastic recipe and one which the allergic-to-everything kid can enjoy. So nice to be able to provide a little treat for her. This is a total keeper!!

Nandini said...

Healthy and crunchy-munchy bar! That too no baking! Must be really good ad the consumer might have a lot of energy literally!

Parita said...

Healthy and delicious!!

Nostalgia said...

This is really great.. that you made these healthy bars at home.. thanks for the recipe.. this will be very useful

Deepa G Joshi said...

hey such good info and lovely clicks..very healthy..

tychobrahe said...

This looks so delicious. I was thinking a tray of these would make a great holiday present for my dad.

Would you have an estimate of the shelf-life of these bars?

Anupama said...

Those bars sure are power packed!

EC said...

A no bake dish is really interesting..thanks for the entry

Sona said...

Goodness! Since i am on an almond bar making spree, this recipe is just what i am going to be making next for my fussy kids.
Dates + Almonds cant beat it.
Sona

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking healthy bars

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MamaB said...

Can these be frozen?

 
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