Date Chia Oat Energy Bars

Energy bars can be expensive and filled with added sugars and preservatives. Making your own is a much better option and ensures you’re eating quality whole ingredients. This recipe is easy to make and the taste and texture of the bars are far superior to store-bought food products. They are a rich source of fiber, healthy fats, including chia seeds that help detox your liver. Enjoy these energy bars on a regular basis to fuel your workouts or as a perfect on the go snack.
Date Chia Oat Energy Bars

Date Chia Oat Energy Bars

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chopped pitted dates (1 lb). Adding 4 cups makes for even more flavor and moisture.
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 5 ounce bag organic unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup organic coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Chia seed
  • 6 ounces filtered water
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup organic butter
  • 1 3/4 cups stone ground organic whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups organic rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Preparation

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Use organic coconut oil or butter to grease 13x9 inch pan. I prefer using stoneware and forgo the oil prep.
  2. Date mix preparation - Place the following in a saucepan:
  3. 3 cups chopped pitted dates (1 lb). Adding 4 cups makes for even more flavor and moisture.
  4. 1 1/2 cups water
  5. 1/4 cup organic coconut sugar
  6. bring to boil and simmer for 10 min, stirring constantly or until thick, let cool a little until warm
  7. Add in bag of organic unsweetened coconut and stir until well combined
  8. Chia seed preparation
  9. Place to 2 Tbsp. organic chia seed in a coffee cup and add 6 ounces filtered water. Let sit for 10-minutes or until gel consistency.
  10. Prepare Other Ingredients
  11. In a mixing bowl, add 1/2 cup organic coconut oil and 1/4 cup organic butter. Heat in microwave until melted. Add chia seed mixture and stir.
  12. Add the following:
  13. 1 3/4 cups stone ground organic whole wheat flour
  14. 1 1/2 cups organic rolled oats
  15. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  16. Combine all the Ingredients
  17. Pour the date/chia seed mix into the oil and flour mixture. Stir well. I use my hands to make sure everything is well combined.
  18. Add 2 cups rough chopped raw walnuts. Use your hands and mix until combined.
  19. Press into prepared 13x9 inch pan and bake for approximately 25 minutes.
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