Apricot and seed protein bars

Treat yourself to our delicious Apricot and Seed Protein Bar, the perfect snack to satisfy your cravings and keep hunger at bay. This delicious oat bar is packed with nutritious ingredients including dried fruit, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, coconut and hemp powder.

With a harmonious blend of flavors and textures, this bar offers a delicious crunch and the subtle sweetness of apricot. Whether you need a post-workout energy boost or a convenient on-the-go snack, our Apricot and Seed Protein Bar is the ideal choice for a quick and healthy dose of energy.

Ingredients

  • 140g dried apricots
  • 40g oats
  • 40g desiccated coconut
  • 25g sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 15g dried cranberries
  • 3 tbsp hemp protein powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

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Preparation steps

  1. Puree the apricots in a food processor with 150 ml boiling water and the oat flakes
  2. Pour the mixture into a bowl
  3. Roast the coconut, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds in a non-stick pan over low heat
  4. Stir the roasted coconut, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds into the apricots
  5. Add cranberries, hemp powder, and chia seeds to the mixture
  6. Continue stirring until a thick paste forms
  7. On a sheet of cling film, roll the mixture into a long log
  8. Wrap the tree trunk tightly with the cling film
  9. Cool the wrapped log
  10. To serve, cut the chilled log into thin slices
  11. Store any remaining bars in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks

Nutritional Information

Equipment and tools

  • mixing bowl
  • food processor
  • baking pan
  • parchment paper
  • Knife

Allergen information

This recipe contains the following allergens:

  • Sesame seeds
  • May contain traces of nuts

Storage and leftovers

Store the apricot and seed protein bars in an airtight container for up to 1 week. They can also be frozen for longer storage. Enjoy leftovers as a quick and nutritious snack on the go.

Health Benefits of Apricot and Seed Protein Bars

The Apricot & Seed Protein Bar is not only a delicious snack, but also full of health benefits. Let’s take a closer look at the nutritious ingredients in this homemade bar:

1. Dried apricots

Dried apricots are a great source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin E, potassium and iron. They are also rich in fiber, which aids digestion and helps maintain regular bowel movements.

2. Oats

Oats are a powerhouse of nutrients. They provide a good amount of fiber, protein and important vitamins and minerals. The high fiber content in oats helps control blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol and improve heart health.

3. Dried coconut

Dried coconut gives the protein bar a delicious taste while providing healthy fats. These healthy fats support brain function, boost metabolism and help with nutrient absorption.

4. Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage. They also contain healthy fats, fiber and beneficial botanicals that support heart health and reduce inflammation.

5. Sesame seeds

Sesame seeds are a good source of protein, healthy fats and vitamins. They are known to lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation, and support bone health due to their calcium content.

6. Dried cranberries

Dried cranberries are a rich source of antioxidants and fiber. They can help prevent urinary tract infections, improve immune function, and support gut health.

7. Hemp protein powder

Hemp protein powder is derived from hemp seeds and is considered a complete protein because it provides all the essential amino acids the body needs. It is also rich in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and minerals such as magnesium and iron.

8. Chia seeds

Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and antioxidants. They help maintain healthy blood sugar levels, improve digestion and promote satiety.

By combining these nutritious ingredients, the Apricot and Seed Protein Bar provides a healthy snack that provides essential nutrients, supports overall health and keeps you full throughout the day.

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