Homemade Energy Bars

    40 min

    Delicious energy bars chock-a-block with wholegrains and crunchy seeds. They keep in the freezer for months! Freeze in individual portions so you can grab-and-go - perfect for camping, after working out, or an after-school snack.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 325g rolled oats
    • 220g dark brown soft sugar
    • 110g wheatgerm
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 240g wholemeal flour
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 350g honey
    • 250ml rapeseed oil
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 80g flax seeds
    • 70g sesame seeds
    • 70g sunflower seeds
    • 85g plain chocolate chips

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a 20x30cm ovenproof baking dish.
    2. Mix the oats, dark brown soft sugar, wheatgerm, cinnamon and flour together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, honey, rapeseed oil, vanilla and salt until evenly blended, and stir into the oat mixture. Stir in the flax seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and chocolate chips. Use your hands to mix the ingredients, and press the mixture into the prepared dish.
    3. Bake in preheated oven until the edges are golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool completely in the baking dish before cutting into bars.

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    I made a healthier lower fat version that turned out really great. I used 1/2 cup applesauce and 1/2 cup oil, egg beaters instead of eggs and only 1/2 c honey and 1/2 c sugar. I also added some natural peanut butter. They were wonderful, baked them about 30 minutes. Thanks for this great healthy snack.  -  02 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I love this recipe! I did as the other reviewer suggested. 1/2 applesauce and 1/2 oil and it turned out great! I didn't have any wheat germ so I used ground flaxseed instead and just eliminated whole flaxseed. These freeze great and can be eaten right from the freeze (they don't get too hard). No more energy bars from the store for us! They also feel you up pretty good. Works great for a quick breakfast if you are in a hurry. I will DEFINITELY make these again!!  -  29 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great alternative to preservative filled and/or pricey grocery store granola bars. Perfect on the go breakfast for a busy family. Recipe is great as is, but when you start to get bored of it, try mixing it up a little. Try cocoa powder, apple pie spice, reese peanut butter bits, peanut butter, trail mix, M&M's, or anything else that sounds interesting to mix up the flavours. I've made this a couple dozen times, and always add a couple extra cups of filler (trail mix expecially). A hint for handling the sticky dough; spray your hands lightly with no stick cooking spray when mixing/patting it into the casserole dish, and it'll handle much better. These keep very well--I usually get 10-14 days out of the fridge b4 they mould or go 'off', and around a month in the fridge, and have frozen as long as six months.  -  30 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)