The Kitchen Diva?S Power Bars Recipe

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Submitted by m_mckague

Makes 20 servings



These energy-packed bars are the perfect on-the-go snack when dinner is still hours away. Individually wrap them for a homemade jolt of nutrition you can throw in your purse.

Recipe Ingredients for THE KITCHEN DIVA?s POWER BARS

1 Butter-flavored cooking spray
1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup dried apricots
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup raw almonds
1 small, ripe banana
1 cup non-fat vanilla yogurt or 8 oz of soft, silken tofu
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/3 cup pure maple syrup or agave syrup
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs

Recipe Directions for THE KITCHEN DIVA?s POWER BARS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Coat a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray or line with wax paper.

  2. Place the oats, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, flour, apricots, almonds and raisins in a food processor and pulse until the mixture is coarsely chopped. Add the banana, yogurt or soft tofu, cinnamon, nutmeg, syrup, eggs and vanilla, and pulse 6 or 8 times until the mixture is well combined. The mixture will be sticky.

  3. Transfer the mixture to the baking pan and spread it out evenly using the back of a spatula sprayed with cooking oil spray, or by running your hands under cold water and using them to press the mixture evenly into the pan.

  4. Bake until just done, about 15 to 18 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool and firm up, about 5 minutes. Cut into 20 squares and package into individual portions by wrapping in wax paper, plastic wrap or small, re-sealable bags.

  5. Variation: You can exchange the suggested ingredients for your favorite dried fruit or nuts. Dates or prunes can be used instead of the dried apricots; dried cherries or dried cranberries can be substituted for the raisins; walnuts or pecans can be used instead of the almonds, if desired. Additionally, adding in bland, soft, silken tofu is an excellent way to add protein to the bars, and is less expensive than protein powder.

  6. Recipe courtesy of Angela Shelf Medearis

Categories

Snacks

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 44.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
95
Calories from Fat
28
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.1g
5%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
22mg
7%
Sodium
17mg
1%
Potassium
150mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
13.9g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1.6g
6%
Sugars
7.0g
Protein
3.7g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 4% Iron 5%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Very low in sodium
  • Very high in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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