Home made nut bar recipe
I am a little bit of a nut bar addict.
When I have a busy day coming up I tend to pop one into my handbag “just in case” and then I definitely, always end up eating it. Nut bars make for a simple, gluten-free, protein rich, snack on the run.
I eventually decided I had better find my own recipe so I could be sure of the ingredients. This recipe is a mega mix combination of a few different recipes that I have tried, utilising some of my own favourite nuts and seeds. The syrup-y mix is inspired by an Annabel Langbein recipe.
These were yummy and they keep in an airtight container in the pantry for ages.
- 2 cups of rolled oats
- 1 cup of cashew nuts
- 1 cup of pumpkin seeds
- ½ cup of sesame seeds
- ½ cup of Chia seeds
- 1 cup of dried cranberries
- 120g butter
- 6 Tablespoons of honey
- 6 Tablespoons Raw sugar
- ⅓ of a cup of peanut butter
- Mix the nuts, oats and seeds (except the Chia seeds) together on a baking tray and bake in a moderate oven for 5- 10 minutes.
- Add to a large bowl, sprinkle in the dried cranberries and Chia seeds and stir to combine.
- In a small pot, melt together the butter, honey, sugar and peanut butter.
- Stir as it heats and simmer for 5 mins on a low heat.
- Add the sauce to the nut and oat mix and stir thoroughly. Transfer the mixture into a lined slice tray and press flat.
- Cool in the fridge for 3-4 hours or until completely set.
- When cool, cut into bars and enjoy.
In case anyone is interested, I did play around a bit with the recipe in an attempt to decrease the amount of sugar-y syrup. The result was I ended up with a lovely “crumble” topping that could be added to yoghurt or milk, but definitely not a bar. They syrup holds it all together and is thus a necessary part of the recipe. Oh well, that was a yummy week for breakfast at my house. 🙂
I hope you enjoy making it and eating it too.
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Dani B is food writer from Melbourne. She loves to cook and discover new places to eat and markets to visit. She lives tucked in tightly at the base of the Cardinia foothills in Melbourne’s South-East. You can find out more by going here.