Soft Prune Bar

Soft Prune Bar

 

It’s Friday morning at this moment and we’re having a run session on the agenda. Together with my husband going out to run for about an hour, taking your minds off of things, empty your head and running it all out, and after that, having that sense of satisfaction, I just love it!! Before you start running you need to take some necessary fuel of course and what could be better on a weekday than an energy bar as an excellent basis for that. For that I got up early and after walking the dog I quickly headed to my kitchen to prepare these pieces of force.

This bar has all the elements: organic ingredients, good nutrition and great taste! Whether you’re going for a run, feeling a moment of weakness is coming up or just having a long day ahead, this energy bar is a great suggestion. It is made of oats, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds and sesame seeds, prunes, agave syrup and an egg and for the extra touch I added a teaspoon of cinnamon. Oats are known for their slow release of carbohydrates and, together with the seeds and kernels which I have incorporated in it, it’s an excellent way to ingest fibers. A slow release of carbohydrates has the advantage that you can last for a longer time during the day and makes it less likely you’ll need something like a snack in between. It’s well known that prunes are super healthy and along with the agave syrup they belong to the so-called fast carbohydrates that help you right back on your feet when you’re having a little slump. The egg is taking care of the supply of proteins, which, for their part, are perfect for the strengthening of the muscles. So, In other words a real powerbar.

This bar is very easy and very quick to prepare, so try it yourself sometime, I’d say, even if you’re not a runner. After all, anyone can use some extra energy occasionally and this bar therefor is a very good option.

 

Soft Prune Bar

 

Recipe Soft Prune Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Serving Size: 12 bars

Recipe Soft Prune Bars

Ingredients:

  • 300 gr dried prunes
  • 100 gr oats
  • 25 gr sunflower seeds
  • 25 gr pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C or 350°F (no hot air !!) .
  2. Line the bottom of a square baking sheet with parchment paper .
  3. Cut 100 gr of prunes roughly into pieces with a knife.
  4. Grind the other 200 gr of prunes very finely with a foor processor.
  5. Put the grinded prunes together with the oats, all the seeds, syrup, egg and cinnamon in a bowl and mix well with a fork or by hand until a dough.
  6. Press the dough with a moist spoon or hand in the baking sheet until flat.
  7. Divide and press the cut pieces of prunes into the pressed dough.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown and leave to cool in the baking sheet.
  9. Cut into 12 equal bars.
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