This is one of those recipes where I threw some things together and just hoped for the best.
Luckily for me, they worked out BRILLIANTLY and the bars have become my go-to for breakfast which is loads better than just my usual brekkie of coffee. I’m also thrilled to bits that my beige-diet little boy (who has autism) has been enjoying these as well, because I know how many goodies are in them and he does not. Winning!
I’m loving them as a pre and/or post run snack too, heavy enough to be satisfying but not sitting all stodgy in my belly.
8 dried pitted dates
1/2 cup sultanas
1/2 cup plain flour (spelt, organic, wholemeal are good!)
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/3 cup rapadura sugar
2 heaped tablespoons cacao powder
1 teaspoon allspice
2 tablespoons protein powder of your choice.
1/3 cup each of: sunflower seeds, walnuts, pepitas, goji berries, quinoa (seeds preferable to flakes), chia seeds. You can chop and change all sorts of ingredients here according to your own tastes.
2 leaves kale (if you have it, regular spinach or silver beet is fine too), torn up with stalk removed
What to do:
Preheat oven to 180 Celsius
Place all ingredients aside from the eggs and water in your blender or Thermomix and pulse until the mixture has a fine grainy consistency.
Crack in the eggs and set to mix. Drizzle in warm water until it all starts to stick together.
Line a slice tin with baking paper then press in the mixture. Place in the hot oven and bake for 30 minutes.
Allow to cool then slice into bars. Enjoy!