Lacking energy? These healthy breakfast bars will pep you up in no time.

Healthy breakfast bars with FSA recipe - Women's Health & Fitness

Ingredients (makes 8)
➜    Unsalted butter, for greasing
➜    125g almond meal
➜    Pinch of Celtic sea salt
➜    1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
➜    60ml coconut oil
➜    60ml rice malt syrup, or sweetener of your choice
➜    1 tsp alcohol-free vanilla extract
➜    40g cashews, crushed
➜    160g combined flaxseeds, sunflower seeds and slivered almonds
➜    40g dried cranberries (optional)

Method
➜    Preheat the oven to 175°C. Grease a 20 x 20 x 5 cm square ovenproof tin.
➜     Mix the almond meal, salt and bicarbonate of soda together in a bowl.
➜     In a separate bowl, combine the coconut oil, rice malt syrup and vanilla. Add the almond meal mixture, and mix in the nuts, seeds and cranberries, if using.
➜     Wet your hands and then transfer the mixture to the tin, using your hands to press down firmly on the mixture.
➜     Transfer to the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
➜     Remove from the oven, transfer to a wire rack and cool before dividing into eight bars and serving.
➜     These will keep in an airtight container for seven to 10 days.

 

These can easily be popped into a container for a mid-morning energy hit, plus they’re bursting with skin-saving omega 3s.

Recipes and images from Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful by Lee Holmes, published by Murdoch Books, RRP $35.00.

kJ 1346 | Fat 27g | Carb 17.3g | Protein 7.7g

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