Monday, September 10, 2012

Gluten Free Fruit and Nut Energy Bars





Yield:30 bars

1 cup ground flax seeds 
1 cup hemp seeds 
1 cup chia seeds 
2 cups apple cinnamon quick cooking oats 
1 cup chopped dried apricots 
1 cup dried cranberries 
1 cup sliced almonds 
1 chopped dried apples 
1 cup milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips 
1 cup crunchy salted peanut butter 
1 cup pure maple syrup or honey 
2 tablespoons orange zest 
Sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 F

Melt peanut butter and maple syrup or honey. Stir into the dry ingredients to combine.

Pour into a non-stick 16 by 12 inch cookie sheet pan. Use a rolling pin to spread the mixture into a even layer. Grind sea salt over the top. Bake for 30 minutes. Leave to cool completely before cutting.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.



22 comments:

Betty Martha said...

Sounds great Mia, how long would they keep in the fridge?

Mia said...

Betty - I'm guessing 8 weeks or more. Mine never lasts that long. As long as the container is airtight.

Lauren Kelly said...

My whole family (including myself) would LOVE these!!!

Mia said...

Thank you Lauren.

Sweet Heat Chefs said...

I am making these today :D

Susan said...

How many calories are in each bar?

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

These look totally amazing and SO healthy. I bet they taste like heaven to eat!!!

Mia said...

Thank you all so much. Susan - I have no idea how many calories.

Jackie Ripard said...

They look amazing! Am definitely making:-) probably quite a few calories lol xx

Mia said...

thank you

Donna said...

These look fantastic Mia! Looking forward to trying them! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

Mia said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

What can be used instead of Hemp Seed? Thx AM

Mia said...

Hemp Seed can be left out if you are not a fan or hard to find where you are. :)

Anonymous said...

We are trying to do no grains. Could you use almond flour in place of the oatmeal.

Mia said...

Absolutely! :)

Robert said...

Would it come out ok if I left all the seeds out? This looks soooo good, but I cant have seeds due to diverticulitis...

Connie Herigstad said...

I wonder =how it would be if you replaced the Hemp seeds with Chia seeds. Since there is no actual Liquid they probably wouldn't get slimy but would really give you an energy boost.

Anonymous said...

My grandson is allergic to peanuts, what could I use instead of the peanut butter?

Mia said...

Connie - I've made them with Chia seeds and they are really delicious. Anonymous - Is he allergic to all nuts or just peanuts? Almond Butter would work. Leave it out and use extra raw honey.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the recipe? I finally got all tje ingrefients neefed and now the recipe is gone :( i preordered the book, but dont want to have to wait umtil December to get the recipe :(

Mia said...

Anonymous - email your name to mia@miasdomain.com and we'll email the recipe to you

Trending Now