Things to read - Healthy & Nutty Protein Bar

Pink Sister from Girgaon, Mumbai, and my dear friend Lopa Somaiya shared this fantastic recipe and I thought why not share it with the entire Pinkathon Community! So that all of us can have our hands on the delicious, Healthy and Nutty Protein Bars at home!

 

These homemade protein bars are full of energy and supplementary fuel for us to do better every day. These bars contain high-energy foods and include the goodness of cereals making them protein-filled amazing bars!

This is a perfect snack for the people who require quick energy but do not have time for a meal.

 

Hope you all like them and try them at your home.

Ingredients

  • Ingredients        

  • Almonds - 100gms

  • Cashew nuts - 100gms

  • Walnuts - 100gms

  • Pistachios - 50gms

  • Apricots - 4 pieces

  • Dried Figs - 4 pieces

  • Cranberry - 3 tbsp

  • Raisins - 3 tbsp

  • Dates - 400gms

  • Oats - 4 tbsp

  • Poppy Seeds - 2 tbsp

  • Milk - 50 ml

  • Ghee - 1 tbsp

  • Dark Chocolate - 2 tbsp

  • Cinnamon & Cardamom powder (optional)

  • Traditional Indian Atta (Flour), Jowar (Sorghum), Bajra (Pearl Millet), Nachni / Ragi (Finger Millet) - 2 tbsp of each

  • 5 Types of seeds: Sunflower seeds, Flex Seeds, Melon Seeds, Sesame seeds, Pumpkin Seeds - 2 tbsp each

Method

1.  Soak the Dates with Milk & leave it for 1 hour and blend it into a coarse paste

2.  Chop the dry fruits / Nuts into small pieces and dry roast them. Dry roast the Seeds, Traditional India Atta / Flours separately and keep aside.

3.  Roast the Oats and grind them into a coarse powder

4.  On a medium flame, place a Non-stick Pan, add ghee, Dates paste and mix till the time it starts leaving the edges of the pan.

5.  Then add roasted Dry fruits / Nuts, Seeds, Apricots, Figs, Cranberry, Raisins, Oats, Flours, melted chocolate & mix well. Switch off the flame once mixed well.

6.  In a tray, apply some Butter / Ghee and spread the entire mixture evenly.

7.  Leave in the refrigerator to set overnight or 7-8 hrs. Then cut them into any shapes and size of your choice.

8.  Store the Healthy Nutty Protein Bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy it with breakfast or eat it as a mid-morning snack. A perfect healthy snack for Kids tiffin.

Benefits 

  1. Nuts and seeds are a good source of Protein, Healthy Fats & Fiber

  2. Walnuts – Rich in Antioxidants, super plant source of Omega 3, supports weight control, helps lower blood pressure

  3. Oats – Protein packed, full of fiber & low on fat, designed to boost energy levels & help you lead a healthy lifestyle

  4. Traditional Indian Flour – Excellent Source of Protein, Vitamins, Fiber & carbohydrates

  5. Dried Apricots – Good source of Calcium, Magnesium & Strengthens our bones

  6. Dried Figs – Good source of Calcium, helps lower Cholesterol & controls blood sugar levels

  7. Cranberries – Boost Immune system

  8. Dates – Contains Fiber, Vitamins & Minerals

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