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Date Banana Energy Bars | Sophia's Kitchen

Date Banana Energy Bars

4 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 10 bars

In desperate need of a delicious afternoon pick-me-up? These Date Banana Energy Bars are the best! They're equal parts chewy and crunchy, and are super simple to make. I always like to keep a batch of these on hand for when the dreaded 3 o'clock slump hits! You can even double (or triple!) this recipe and make ahead - they'll keep for up to 6 months in the freezer.

Ingredients

  • 150 g mixed nuts cashews, almonds, pecans or walnuts
  • 180 g dried bananas
  • 10 medjool dates pitted
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Optional:

  • 5 dried apricots
  • 10 g puffed rice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C / 160°Fan / Gas Mark 4. Place the nuts on a baking tray and roast for 5-10 minutes until golden. Remove and leave to cool.

  2. Place the dried bananas and dates in a bowl and cover with warm water. Leave to soak for 10 minutes, then drain and place in the mixing bowl.

  3. Add the nuts, ground cinnamon and puffed rice and apricots (if using) and combine 20 Sec / Speed 6. If this is too coarse for your liking, use 10 Sec / Speed 10. While mixing ensure the mixture isn't completely dry. Add a splash of water if needed.

  4. Place the mixture into a small loaf tin lined with greaseproof paper and press down using your fingers. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, then remove and cut into bars.

  5. Alternatively, you can also roll the mixture into balls - the mixture should make about 20 - and refrigerate the balls for 30 minutes before serving.

  6. The energy bars will last well in the fridge for about 1 week, or you can freeze them for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Facts
Date Banana Energy Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 368mg11%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 191IU4%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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1 Comment

  1. Jan S Jan S on February 5, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    thanks Sophia, my beautiful Grandchildren live next door to me and i bake for there school lunches they come over and pick what they want to pack, these are going to be so yummy. and i LOVE that they can be frozen.

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