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Are you looking for a healthy snack to eat whenever you need a boost of energy? Then, try out this recipe from the amazing vegan blog Oh she glows. We have recently successfully tested these bars on ourselves to snack on long work days, and during our retreat for a pre-morning yoga session quick treat.

In only half an hour you’ll have ready plenty of crunchy bars that can be stored in a jar and kept for a week or more. As  they concentrate quite a lot of energy in a small space, they are easy to carry around in your bag and are particularly suitable for the cold days approaching. They are Vegan (no animal ingridients) and moreover the recipe is easy to modify. Just substitute any ingredient with the correspondent of your coiche and here you go (i.e. you allergic to walnuts? no prob! take them away and add a cup of hazelnuts!).

Just get some nuts (here we used walnuts and pecans:  very good for the energy of Kidneys), seeds (pumpkin and sunflower seeds help warming up the overall energy), dried fruit (such as strawberries and apricots, soft and colourful), oat flakes and ripe bananas that do not look so appealing any more but will provide the glue and the sweet taste.

No excuses now: you are not bound to buy snacks to the vending machine anymore!
Makes about 25 bars –Easy– Prep time: 30 minutes

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You will need

  • 3 bananas;
  • 2 cups of oat flakes;
  • 1/4 cup of walnuts;
  • 1/4 cup of pecan;
  • 3/4  cup of dried fruit (here strawberries and apricots);
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds;
  • two tsp of sunflower seeds;
  • 1/2 tea spoon of cinnamon;
  • 1 pinch of salt.

How to:

  1. Preheat the oven at 180 C;
  2. Puree the bananas with a food processor or simply a fork;
  3. Blend quickly the oatflakes (not to a powder, just to break them a bit), add them to the bananas;
  4. blend the nuts and dried fruits and dive them together in the banana-oat flakes mix:
  5. add the rest of the ingredients (cut the fruit if too big pieces), the cinnamon and salt to the mix:
  6. stir everything up by using a big spoon (this will be a small workout!);
  7. place the baking paper over a baking tray;
  8. pour the mixture over it and lay it evenly with a spatula;
  9. cook in the oven for about 25 minutes till golden;
  10. let it cool before cutting it in small squares;
  11. store in a food container.

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