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phelpsCCstar Rookie 22 posts since
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Feb 26, 2007 7:58 PM

Homemade Energy Bars

Does anybody have recipes for healthy homemade energy bars? If so, share away! [:

  • leon2 Rookie 315 posts since
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    1. Feb 26, 2007 8:11 PM (in response to phelpsCCstar)
    Re: Homemade Energy Bars

    http://www.bicyclesource.com/body/nutrition/energy-bars/syrup-bar.shtml[/URL" target="_blank">

    If you want to make them healthier, substitute the corn syrup with brown rice syrup. You can use just about any type of protein powder.

  • tmartell Rookie 12 posts since
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    2. Feb 27, 2007 10:00 AM (in response to phelpsCCstar)
    Re: Homemade Energy Bars

    can you substitute with agave syrup?

  • leon2 Rookie 315 posts since
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    3. Feb 27, 2007 10:59 AM (in response to phelpsCCstar)
    Re: Homemade Energy Bars

    quote:


    Originally posted by tmartell:

    can you substitute with agave syrup?


     


    I've never made them with agave syrup, but I imagine you could.

  • florie Rookie 213 posts since
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    4. Feb 27, 2007 1:26 PM (in response to phelpsCCstar)
    Re: Homemade Energy Bars

    This one is my favorite.
    1 1/4 c. oats
    1/2 c. whole wheat flour
    2 tbsp. wheat germ or oat bran
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp salt
    dash cinnamon.
    Mix in large bowl.

    1/2 c. liquid honey
    1/2 c. peanut butter
    1- 5 oz container of low fat vanilla yogert (3/4 cup)
    t/1 tsp. vanilla
    Mix together and add 3/4 c each of dried fruits and nuts. (sometimes i use choc chips.)

    Add wet to dry ingred. Press bars into 8" pan. cook 15-20 min at 325 - the bars should be slightly firm and light brown at thh edges so check at 15 min.

    I cut them into squares and freeze them so i can take one to work every day.

    Not sure what the calories are or how much fat/protein/carbs, but they are good.

    does anybody know how to figure it out.....is there a website somewhere that breaks it down for you if you give the measurements?

  • AmberYudell5 Rookie 132 posts since
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    5. Feb 27, 2007 3:58 PM (in response to phelpsCCstar)
    Re: Homemade Energy Bars

    quote:


    Originally posted by florie:

    This one is my favorite.
    1 1/4 c. oats
    1/2 c. whole wheat flour
    2 tbsp. wheat germ or oat bran
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp salt
    dash cinnamon.
    Mix in large bowl.

    1/2 c. liquid honey
    1/2 c. peanut butter
    1- 5 oz container of low fat vanilla yogert (3/4 cup)
    t/1 tsp. vanilla
    Mix together and add 3/4 c each of dried fruits and nuts. (sometimes i use choc chips.)

    Add wet to dry ingred. Press bars into 8" pan. cook 15-20 min at 325 - the bars should be slightly firm and light brown at thh edges so check at 15 min.

    I cut them into squares and freeze them so i can take one to work every day.

    Not sure what the calories are or how much fat/protein/carbs, but they are good.

    does anybody know how to figure it out.....is there a website somewhere that breaks it down for you if you give the measurements?


     



    www.nutritiondata.com[/URL" target="_blank">

  • DavidD063 Rookie 360 posts since
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    7. Mar 4, 2007 9:45 AM (in response to phelpsCCstar)
    Re: Homemade Energy Bars

    There's a great bar recipe on Phil Maffetone's site I've been using the past month or two. They're great.

  • PeytonH Rookie 108 posts since
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    9. Mar 5, 2007 1:27 PM (in response to phelpsCCstar)
    Re: Homemade Energy Bars

    Here's Mine:

    1c. Rolled oats
    1c. White Flour
    1/2c Wheat Flour
    3/4c. Lightly Crushed Granola Cereal (Kashi Crunch, etc.)
    1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
    1tsp Baking Soda
    1tsp cinnamon, cloves, ginger, etc.
    1/4c. Non-Fat Powdered Creamer
    Combine and stir all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
    Then Mix the following in another bowl:
    1/4c Honey
    1/2c. Brown or Cane Sugar
    2tbsp. Warm Peanut Butter
    1/2c. Apple Sauce
    1/2--1c. Milk or Soy Milk (depends on how thick the mixture)
    1/3c. Raisins
    1/2c. Chopped Dried Apples
    1/3c. Slivered Almonds

    Combine both liquid and dry ingredients until uniform. Add water if needed. Pour into a greased, fairly shallow casserole dish and spread evenly. Bake at 300 degrees for 20-30 minutes until golden and firm. Typically makes 8-10 large bars with about 300 calories and 5-6g of fat each.

  • florie Rookie 213 posts since
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    10. Mar 5, 2007 2:03 PM (in response to phelpsCCstar)
    Re: Homemade Energy Bars

    phelpsccstar......was what you figured out the recipe i gave? I went to the site and i'm thinking that it would take an awful long time and alot of patience to figure it out. Kudos to you for doing it (if that is what you did  )

  • DavidD063 Rookie 360 posts since
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    11. Mar 6, 2007 9:16 AM (in response to phelpsCCstar)
    Re: Homemade Energy Bars

    quote:


    Originally posted by florie:

    phelpsccstar......was what you figured out the recipe i gave? I went to the site and i'm thinking that it would take an awful long time and alot of patience to figure it out. Kudos to you for doing it (if that is what you did   )




    Maffetone's recipe? It's really easy. Takes me about 5 mintues to get it all mixed up. I put it in a deep dish and cut it into squares. They last a week or two. www.philmaffetone.com[/URL" target="_blank">

    The description and options and other things he talks about takes up a lot of room, and it would't paste here.

  • florie Rookie 213 posts since
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    12. Mar 6, 2007 1:36 PM (in response to phelpsCCstar)
    Re: Homemade Energy Bars

    David D.......no, i thought he figured out my recipe.......

  • HSunshine Rookie 186 posts since
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    13. Mar 6, 2007 2:45 PM (in response to phelpsCCstar)
    Re: Homemade Energy Bars

    quote:


    Originally posted by florie:

    This one is my favorite.
    <snip delicious recipe>

    Add wet to dry ingred. Press bars into 8" pan. cook 15-20 min at 325 - the bars should be slightly firm and light brown at thh edges so check at 15 min.


     



    Thanks florie, these are amazing!  However, do you really make them in a 8x8 pan?  I did that but they came out really thick and fluffy - too thick to hold any sort of "bar" shape, really, and they needed to bake for about 25 minutes.  Did you mean to say a 8x13 (etc) pan instead?  They're great-tasting, regardless! 

  • florie Rookie 213 posts since
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    14. Mar 6, 2007 3:12 PM (in response to phelpsCCstar)
    Re: Homemade Energy Bars

    Well, i've always made them in the smaller pan, but i'm sure you can make them in the larger one. I know they may fall apart a little.......i cut them when cooled and then freeze them individually in small freezer bags for a treat during the day. They are always pretty moist. I havn't made them lately, but now i want to. I've been eating the new Power Bar harvest, whole grain, double dipped choc lately, they taste good but i'm sure the ones i make are healthier and i'd feel better eating them.

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