Fruit & Nut Energy Bars

This recipe is great fun to make with the kids and is healthy and nutritious. Experiment a little with the nuts & seeds and see what variations you can come up with. Provided your children aren’t in a nut free school, these are perfect for lunchboxes or as an afternoon treat.  They are packed with essential omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron, vitamin E & B and are great source of protein.  A far healthier treat than the commercial breakfast bars available and cheaper too! These bars are great for boosting our energy naturally while balancing our blood sugars.

  • 150g ground almonds
  • 150g ground or walnut pieces
  • 25g sunflower seeds
  • 25g pumpkin seeds
  • 50g raisins or dates – chopped
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg or cardamom
  1. Preheat the oven to 135°C
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl – the mix should be quite sticky
  3. Using a wet spoon, press the mix into a 7 x 11” oiled and lined baking tray
  4. Bake for 45 minutes
  5. Cool in the tray and cut into pieces
  6. Store in the fridge – perfect for freezing