Bumblebee Girl on Mission Possible

Energy bars

A quick meal

It might seem expensive to make your own bars, but actually it’s under half price in Scandinavia. I think it is worth the money, since I use them as a snack when I’m at seminars etc. It’s a good way to avoid fast food and stadium food.

The potential for low energy bars are limitless, and it is only your imagination that limits what you do. You can add dried fruit, nuts, make your own granola etc.


Ingredients:

The easy solution

4 tbsp. honey
125 g coconut oil
150 g granola mix
50 g raisins / cranberries or any dried fruit at your liking

Nut bars

4 tbsp. honey
90 g rolled oats
20 g chopped pistaje
20 g chopped almonds
125 g coconut oil
75 grams of roast salad mixture (peanuts/pistachio)

Seed bars

125 g coconut oil
4 tablespoons honey
100 g fine rolled oatmeal
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 cup almonds lightly chopped

The coconut oil that you choose must be of good quality. It is important that the organic and made from fresh coconut meat. Some oils are made of dry coconut meat and does not have the same nutritional value as the others. The coconut oils that are made from fresh coconut meat find because the producer enough to draw attention to the quality and fresh coconut meat.

Multiply the portions with 4, if you want to make a whole baking pan.

Be aware that these energy bars are not suitable for hot weather. You’ll need some kind of cooler.

 

Dry your own fruit

If you are so hardcore that you dry your own fruit remember to slice them as thinly as possible. Put them individually on a baking plate with baking paper and put it in the oven at 50 degrees celsius with the door slightly open.

Test if they are finished: rub them with a paper towel without it releasing any liquid.

You’ll need patience because it takes time to dry fruit. If it’s something that you want to make a routine, then you might look into a better solution. There are multiple alternatives to buy and to make yourself.

Dried strawberries is so good in an energy bar.

Method for all three types

Put the coconut oil in a pan and melt it over low heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the honey. When it is a smooth paste, stir in the rest, so everything is mixed well. If you are sloppy here the bars will crumble when they are finished.

Take a pan about 10 x 20 cm and place some baking paper in it. Fold it neatly so that it forms along the edge. Distribute the mix equally into an even layer.

Bake at 175°C in a preheat oven for about 15-20 minutes until the bars has become nicely golden.

Put the pan in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes as soon as the pan is taken out of the oven. Then cut it out in wanted servings. I prefer 5 cm long bars, as it is easier to store and carry.

I packs them into paper made for storing food without flour etc., and I store them in an airtight container in a refrigerator.

If you really want to make luxury you can dip the bottom in melted dark chocolate (always eco 70%) when they are cold.

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