Delicious homemade nut bars recipe

I would like to share one of my favourite snack recipes which is super easy to make and sooo tasty at the same time. This nut bars recipe is great to prepare for breakfast  or snacking. It is good idea to make it in advance as the bars need to set at least overnight. Also the nut bars are gluten and dairy free.

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For nut bars recipe we need (makes 14 pieces):

200g brazil nuts
50g hazelnuts
120g raisins
3tsp flax seeds
4-5tsp agave syrup
150g almond butter (I use Nature’s Energy almond butter and I find it quite nice).

If you need to decrease sugar level you can just swap some of the agave syrup with the same amount of almond butter.

Preparation

Put hazelnuts and brazil nuts in the food processor and blend well. Add raisins and flax seeds to the mixture. Then pour syrup and almond butter and mix thoroughly. If it does not combine add some more of almond butter. For this recipe I use rectangular 28×12 cm (11×4.7 inches) cake tin with loose base as it is easier to extract the bars from such tin.

I spread the mixture in the tin, press it very well so that the surface is even and put it in the freezer for couple of hours, then take it out and cut it in square pieces. I put it back in the freezer for at least 3-4 hours and then keep it refrigerated.

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Nutritional info

Now let’s get down to the most important bit what is actually behind (or inside) this super nice nut bars recipe. Well the general picture is not bad at all…it is very rich source of protein (6.1g per serving) and dietary fibre (3.7g per serving). Hence this recipe is ideal candidate for your sport nutrition plan. And it is packed with vitamins and minerals such as Vit C, Vit B1, Vit B6, Vit D, calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc. The level of sugar is reasonable for such tasty treat (10g per serving)   and there is only of 2.9g of saturated fat per serving. But nevertheless you don’t want to overeat it as nuts are very rich type of food, high in calories and fatty acids and try to keep your intake to 1-2 pieces per day. The good thing is you can keep nut bars in the fridge for quite a while (which never happens with my family) and you don’t need to feel obliged to finish all of it in one go.

I hope you will like my nut bars recipe as much as my family does. Enjoy!

 

 

2 Responses to Delicious homemade nut bars recipe

  1. aleksandra levinson says:

    Thank you for the interesting, delicious and useful recipe! The healthier food the higher energy level. I do support the idea of eating food packed with a lot of vitamins and enjoy the seasonal grape very much. The variety of the unigue berry healing properties is fantastic! I’ve been surprised with the recent discovery indeed.

    • Genya says:

      Thank you Aleksandra for your lovely comment. It is really amazing how beneficial the food could be for our health. I will post many more interesting and healthy recipes and hopefully you will find them useful!

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