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Maple, Oat, and Pecan Power Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • ¾ cups pecans, chopped and toasted (or any other nut)
  • 1 cup dates, chopped
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ cup hemp hearts (or protein powder)
  • ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup (honey or liquid sweetener of your choice)
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 6 Tbsp water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F
  • In a small bowl, combine the chia seeds and water. Set aside
  • In a large bowl, combine & whisk together the dry ingredients
  • Add to the bowl of a food processor add the bananas, dates, coconut oil, vanilla, and maple syrup. Process until smooth.
  • Add the chia gel to the food processor and pulse a few times to mix.
  • Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir until well combined
  • Spread the batter evenly into a baking pan (I used a 10" cast iron pan) and smooth the top with the back of a spatula.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Let cool completely and store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. They also freeze well, take one out about ½ hour before enjoying