Homemade Energy Bars

Homemade Energy Bars

This recipe is supported by Teami Blends

So what does it take to make the ultimate homemade energy bar?

They need to be packed with protein and contain tons of nutrition, but most of all…they should be delicious, right?

Well…we think we might have mastered just that! These bars are a real winner. The apricots and maple syrup help glue all the ingredients together, while bringing a lovely sweetness to the bars. And the combination of raisins, seeds, berries and nuts packs tons of interesting flavours into each bite.

Also, thank you to our friends over at Teami Blends for supporting this recipe! You can learn more about their products below.

Homemade Energy Bars

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Homemade Energy Bars
Homemade Energy Bars
Servings
10 bars
Ingredients
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw buckwheat groats
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup soft dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
Servings
10 bars
Ingredients
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw buckwheat groats
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup soft dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
Homemade Energy Bars
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper. Spread out the oats, pumpkin seeds and almonds evenly on the tray, then roast for 10 minutes in the preheated oven.
  3. Meanwhile, put the apricots, maple syrup and water in a blender and blend until completely smooth, then transfer to a mixing bowl. Next, add the buckwheat groats, raisins and cranberries.
  4. Remove the baking tray from the oven and leave to cool, but make sure the oven remains switched on. Once cool, transfer the roasted oats, pumpkin seeds, and almonds to the large mixing bowl.
  5. Line an 7” x 7” square cake tin with greaseproof paper before transferring the mixture into the tin. Smooth over the top using a piece of greaseproof paper, pushing down to make sure the mixture is compact. Make sure you push down as firmly as possible to prevent the bars from falling apart when you slice them into bars.
  6. Place the cake tin in the oven for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove the cake tin from the oven and leave the energy bars to cool completely. Note: the energy bars might crumble if you try to slice them before they have cooled completely.
  8. Take the energy mix out of the cake tin and slice into 10 energy bars.
Recipe Notes

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62 comments

  1. To good loved it

  2. Love the recipe, is there a way to use something other than the groats? I don’t have any in the house, but I have everything else here to make this now! 🙂

    1. I would just add more of another grain or oats.

    2. Or toasted quinoa would have the same texture

    3. Hey Roberta we haven’t tested this recipe with other ingredients, so we’d recommend using more of the oats or almonds! Hope that helps, Roxy (So Vegan)

      1. What can I substitute for the almonds (nuts) so that my kids can take it to school?

    4. I am going to try it with amaranth.

      1. VICTOR FLORESMEYER

        Did them with amaranth and came out great!!!

  3. I will be making these for my ravenous 19 year old nice and nutritious.

  4. I need more recipies for energy bars please!!!

    1. Watch this space! Roxy (So Vegan)

  5. What can I use as a substitute to buckwheat groats ?

    1. Buckwheat Groats can be found in the kosher section. They are called Kasha. It is not wheat but a berry. There is no gluten.

      1. Kasha is the toasted version of buckwheat, you can use it (it’s not raw), and it has a stronger flavor.

  6. Can these be made without the oats? Any ideas of what I could use instead as it is not so easy to find snack bars that are not oat based and have been searching?

  7. Can these be frozen?

  8. Do you have nutritional information to share on these amazing bars? I’d like to know how many calories. Thank you.

  9. Yum! Just made these, it was hard to wait for them to cool. They smelled like heaven. They taste wonderful too, perfect texture. I had to substitute Farro for Groats, but the internets says they are very similar.

    1. Amazing, thanks for letting us know! We haven’t used farro in an energy bar recipe before, but we’ll give this a go, thanks for the tip. Roxy (So Vegan)

  10. They look delicious. Do you think I could substitute dates for apricots? I have a bunch I’m trying to use up. Thanks.

    1. Hi Sheila, we haven’t tried using dates instead but someone else has mentiond they have done it and it worked fine. Let us know how it goes. Thanks, Roxy (So Vegan)

  11. Could I substitute honey for the maple syrup? And I will be using toasted quinoa instead of groats because I have it on hand. Thanks.

  12. These tasted great, but fell apart as soon as I cut into them. What did I do wrong?

    1. Hi Eowyn. Did you press down as firmly as possible to compact the mixture together before baking? This will prevent the bars from crumbling when you slice them into bars. Hope that helps! Thanks, Roxy (So Vegan)

  13. I made these but they didn’t turn out quite like the picture. They didn’t stick together in a bar they are very crumbly and fall apart. Taste is awesome. What might i have done wrong that they didn’t end up in a bar form?

  14. Maybe you needed to compress them more before baking ,and I would do it after baking if it was on ongoing problem

    1. Thanks, I’ll try that next time.

      1. It’s really important you press down as firmly as possible before you bake the mixture. This will prevent the bars from crumbling when you slice them into bars. Hope that helps! Thanks, Roxy (So Vegan)

  15. se ven buenisimas las barritas de cereales

  16. Looks delicious. It Is there a per serving calorie count or nutrition list for this recipe?

  17. Hi! I made the bars this afternoon and they are simply delicious! ! However by necessity I had to change a few ingredient.. .. I used spelt instead of buckwheat (couldn’t find any and we don’t have a health shop ) and honey instead of maple syrup! They taste really great! I’ve been looking for a good energy bar recipe for quite a while now and this one really has a lot in it. Thank you very much!

    1. Amazing, really glad you enjoyed them! We don’t eat honey but we like the idea of using spelt, thanks for the tip! Roxy (So Vegan)

  18. Are the buckwheat groats presoaked or uncooked and raw? You use sulfured apricots which are soft. If the apricots are untreated and dried, should I presoak them to make them soft before adding them to the recipe?
    Thank you!

    1. i was after the same reply.

    2. Hey Sam. Yes we would recommend soaking them. It’s important the apricot and maple syrup mixture is smooth so it helps everything stick together when you combine all the ingredients. Thanks and enjoy! Roxy (So Vegan)

    3. Oh, and the buckwheat groats are raw! Roxy (So Vegan)

  19. Don’t like using maple syrup Is there a healthy substitute

    1. Hey Brenda you could try without and replacing it with more apricots, but we haven’t tried this ourselves. It’s important you have enough of the dried apricot mixture to help all the ingredients combine together. Hope that helps, Roxy (So Vegan)

  20. Failure. After they cooled I tried to cut into bars, but they just crumbled.

    1. Hey Judith. Did you press down as firmly as possible to compact the mixture together before baking? This will prevent the bars from crumbling when you slice them into bars. Hope that helps! Thanks, Roxy (So Vegan)

  21. I had dried cherries instead of apricots. No raisins so sunflower seeds. You can really do alot with this recipe.

    1. Hi Mindy, this sounds great! Thanks for sharing your take on the recipe 🙂 Roxy (So Vegan)

  22. Hi, what can you substitute for the apricots? I have IBS and am on a low FODMAP diet so can’t use apricots. Any suggestions for a substitute?

    1. Hey Debbie, others have tried using dried cherries, which have worked though we haven’t tried this ourselves. Hope that helps! Thanks, Roxy (So Vegan)

  23. Generally, how long will these last (say you are going on a 3 day hike)?

    1. Hi Diane, I’d say they last around a week. I’ve been eating them for over a week now though and they still taste great 🙂 Thanks, Roxy (So Vegan)

  24. What I do the nutritional details per serve?

  25. Could you use agave instead of the maple syrup?

  26. Though well compressed, as per several others’ experiences, mine fell apart after baking /cooling. Very disappointed. I tried also compression after cooling, and rebaked them also. I think they need some other binding ingredient, personally.

    1. Hi Mo F, sorry to hear they are falling apart for you. After blending the soft dried apricots, maple syrup, and water together they should form a paste that acts as the binder. This is what holds everything together. Maybe you need to use a few more apricots? Thanks, Roxy (So Vegan)

  27. Hello! I made these a few hours ago and they taste DELICIOUS! I am kind of surprised they taste this good. I actually substituted the apricots for dates because I only had those and the flavor is just great. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    1. Hi Delfina, thanks so much for getting in touch. So glad you are enjoying the energy bars as much as we are 🙂 Take care, Roxy (So Vegan)

  28. As others have asked, is there a nutritional value for these? Would love to know what the values are…

  29. Why do you answer every person who says they crumbled but ignore everyone asking for the nutritional information? That information is needed by many for various dietary requirements.

    1. Maybe cuz there might be about 200 calories in one bar. My other recipe has that many and others have more but they taste great.

    2. Hey Bonnie. We don’t currently provide nutritional information for our recipes but we are looking into it and we’ll update all our previous recipes as soon as we can. Thanks, Roxy (So Vegan)

      1. Great Answer Roxy :), For individuals who want to have a calorie count you may want to look it up yourself, I have posted recipes prior and people complain about everything. If you want the calorie count so bad look it up. Roxy, thanks for the great recipe.

  30. I see that they will only last for a week. I was hoping they will last longer if kept in the fridge. What do you think?

  31. By the way, mine came out delicious! A bit crumbly, but still fine! Thanks for the great recipe.

  32. I made these last night, but did a 2.5x batch and put it in a 9×13 pan (similar volume). A double batch would have been fine. Mine taste great but they are very thick and crumbly despite pressing down hard. Now I have a huge batch of trail mix/granola for my trip!

  33. I make a “no-bake” granola bar that uses honey, date syrup, and peanut butter as the “glue”. Then after pressing firmly into the pan, I just refrigerate it to let it get firm. I am wondering if these need to be baked or treated like my “no-bake” bar.

  34. Followed the receipe completley, compacted the mixture with a potatoe masher, could not have compacted it more unless I ran it over with the car.
    Used a nutribullet to mix the apriocot mixture to a smooth paste.
    Each slice crumbled, did not slice cleanly like the video shows, expensive to make, wont be doing this again..☹

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