Homemade Granola Energy Bars

These are my favourite, tasty and healthy homemade energy bars that are helping to keep my energy levels up throughout all of my training and to avoid snacking. I take a couple on my massive 100km bike rides or snack on them in the afternoon.

They are completely adaptable to your taste, change or add a bit of your favourite ingredients in. Nuts, dried fruit, change up honey for agave nectar, maple syrup, peanut butter! Add a touch of orange zest too. This is what I love about these bars, you can change them up each week so never get boring.  

  • Containing granola/porridge oats/muesli for low GI carbohydrates (slow release energy)
  • Nuts/Peanut Butter - protein
  • Dried fruit and honey/syrup for quick release energy.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of honey (more or less depending on your taste)
  • 2 teaspoons of grated orange zest
  • Handful of pieces of dates
  • Handful of walnuts
  • 2 cups of granola/porridge oats/muesli 

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 190 degrees. Prepare an 8 inch square baking tin with baking paper and cover rub in butter.
  • In a bowl whisk eggs, add honey, orange zest.
  • Stir in the rest of the ingredients until everything is thoroughly combined.
  • Pop all ingredient in a pan on a very low heat for a minute or to. So all the porridge oats or muesli is covered and softened with the eggs and honey. If I'm only using Granola I'll leave this part out and just put it all in the baking tin then straight in the oven.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes depending on how brown you want the bars.

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