Sunday, 6 October 2013

Power Bars

These were an experiment and i tried to remember how much of each ingredient i used. Please let me know if you try this and whether it works out for you. They were so yummy!


  • About 1 packed cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp. ground chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flax seeds 
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats (dry, not cooked)
  • 1 cup shelled pistachio nuts
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips (optional - but so good!)
  • 1/3 cup egg whites (or 1 egg and 1 egg white)
  • 1 Scoop of protein powder - vanilla or plain is best.
  • 1/4 cup of wheat bran


Preheat the oven at 190 degrees Celsius.
Combine the dates, honey, eggs, chia seeds, flax seeds and salt in a food processor, and pulse until smooth and combined. You should be able to stir the mixture. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and stir in the oats, pistachios, dried cranberries, protein powder, wheat bran and white chocolate chips until evenly combined.
Pour into a baking paper lined 20cm by 20cm square tin. Press and spread evenly into the tin. Bake for about 20 mins or until golden brown - keep an eye on it and use your intuition - times will vary for every oven.

Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.