10 Minute Superfood Energy Bars Remade (Raw, Vegan)

A new spin on the standard granola bar, this energy bar has a nice crunch without too many nuts. Those who are strictly vegan may like this recipe especially, because it contains lots of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. I found this superfood energy bar recipe from The Rawsome Vegan Life, and knew I wanted to make something like it. And here’s my take:

10 Minute Superfood Energy Bars Remade

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup ground brown flax seeds (golden will also work)
  • 1/3 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup flaked light coconut
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 heaping cup dates
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 scant cup of quick oats
  • (optional) 1/4 cup semi-sweet vegan chocolate chips (dark chocolate or raw cacao nibs will also work). Alternatively, you can add some dried fruit like dried cranberries.

Instructions:

  • Add the dry ingredients into a food processor
  • Add the raisins and dates and process
  • Add the applesauce and process. The mixture should start forming into big clumps
  • Take the mixture out of the food processor and into a mixing bowl
  • Add the chocolate chips and fold in
  • Add the oats in 1/3 cup at a time. If at any time the oats are no longer sticky, do not add the remainder.
  • Press into 8×8 pan. I use a spatula. The spatula should not stick to the mixture when pressing. If it does, return to the mixing bowl and add more nuts or oats until firm.
  • Place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes to set.
  • Cut and serve, or store into the freezer for up to about 2 weeks. If you plan on storing these, then try to use an air tight plastic or glass container. I typically store bars in the freezer, but it can be stored for a shorter period of time in the bottom of your refrigerator.
Add the dry ingredients

Add the dry ingredients

Add the dates and raisins and process

Add the dates and raisins and process

Mixture should look crumbly like this and should not be clumping. If clumping, then do not add the applesauce

Mixture should look crumbly like this and should not be clumping. If clumping, then do not add the applesauce

Organic applesauce can be found at Costco

Organic applesauce can be found at Costco

After adding the applesauce and processing, the mixture should clump like this.

After adding the applesauce and processing, the mixture should clump like this.

Take out of the food processor and into a mixing bowl with the chocolate nibs or chips

Take out of the food processor and into a mixing bowl with the chocolate nibs or chips

Add in the oats 1/3 cup at a time

Add in the oats 1/3 cup at a time

The resulting mixture should be firm and less sticky. When it is firm, it is time to set

The resulting mixture should be firm and less sticky. When it is firm, it is time to set

Press into an 8x8 pan

Press into an 8×8 pan

Superfood Energy Bar Remade

Superfood Energy Bar Remade

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