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Dani’s Dense Energy Bars

If you’re struggling to get in your calories, this bar is for you.  Using very dense ingredients, these bars pack a punch.  To those of you in a caloric deficit, maybe skip over this one…

Dani's Dense Energy Bars

If you're struggling to get in your calories, this bar is for you.  Using very dense ingredients, these bars pack a punch.  To those of you in a caloric deficit, maybe skip over this one...
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Servings 12 bars
Calories 362 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 c coconut oil melted
  • 3 Tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 1 1/4 c applesauce unsweetened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 Tbsp flax meal
  • 390 g Banana (about 3 lg bananas), mashed
  • 1/2 c walnut pieces
  • 2 scoops Sun Warrior Raw Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 3 c Oats - Dry
  • 10 Medjool Date
  • 1/2 c Raisins
  • 1/2 c dried apricots
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Line an 8″x8″ baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the melted coconut oil, peanut butter, mashed bananas, and vanilla until well mixed.
  • Add the ground flax seeds, apple sauce, cinnamon and salt, and whisk to combine.
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats with the dried fruit, nuts and seeds.
  • Add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to the baking pan, pressing with your hands to create an even surface.
  • Bake for 45 minutes until golden.
  • Cool completely in pan. Lift out and cut into 12 bars.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Wrap individual bars tightly for transporting.

Notes

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Dani's Dense Energy Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 362 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 18mg1%
Potassium 376mg11%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 21.5mg26%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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