Do you shudder at the prospect of baking? Ok, this easy-to-follow recipe is suitable for anyone, needs no baking, and tastes fantastic!
My Macadamia and Coconut Protein Balls recipe is one of my most famous recipes on the blog, and I guess it’s because it’s not just simple to prepare, but also healthy and tasty to boot – readers after my own heart! When it comes to cooking, I like the easy stuff in life and like to cook with recipes that almost everybody has in their pantry.
Obviously, I enjoy baking, but the measuring and combining, not to mention the mess and clean-up, can be a little daunting. Well, this recent recipe (inspired by Emily) is fast and easy to prepare, as well as gentle on the dishes… A food processor and a baking tray are what you’ll require!
Still not persuaded that these are simple to make? Check out the recipe below; it’s a quick toss all in the blender and whizz up affair, which is my favourite kind of stress-free cooking!
There are no artificial sugars in these bars; much of the fructose comes from the dates themselves. Of instance, the cocoa powder brings a richness to the dish, but it is entirely optional and will have little effect on the flavour if left out.
I enjoy the mild crunch that the coconut and chia seeds have, not to mention the nutritious benefits of the coconut’s healthier fats and the chia seeds’ omega-3 fats, fibre, and protein. The oats are a hearty addition that helps to keep things together when on the go, and the coconut oil is another type of good fats that helps to keep everything together.
Apart from a green smoothie, I believe these are the most simple snacks I’ve ever created. They pack a punch in keeping you working in between meals, even though they don’t include any protein powder; in fact, I made sure it was a priority while I was developing the recipe.
Nothing is worse than consuming a snack bar that doesn’t satisfy your hunger and leaving you starving an hour later – a tale that is far from true with these delectable sweets! Happy baking-free day, lovely guys! =)
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No Bake Chia and Coconut BarsCourse: Uncategorized
An easy fuss free recipe for a healthy energy bar that is ready in minutes.
300g pitted dates
125g chopped hazelnuts
4 tbsp oats
2 tbsp coconut oil
3 tbsp unsweetened coconut
3 tbsp chia seeds
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- In a blender or food processor, pulse the dates until they are finely chopped. In a mixer, combine all of the remaining ingredients and process until a crumbly mixture forms. Spoon the mixture onto a greaseproof paper-lined baking tray and spread thinly using the back of a spoon. Place the baking tray in the freezer for at least 1 hour, or until the bars have firmed up.
- Portion in to roughly 8 bars and serve.
- These are best stored in the fridge or freezer so that they remain firm.