5 Ingredient Energy Bar Bites
Every now and again, I crave something sweet. I don't like buying something from a grocer that I feel I can make myself (whoah! Does that make me frugal? Maybe). Often, I find myself thinking that perhaps I can make a better version of a sweet. More often than that, I try to think of a way to make it a healthier version than its utterly delicious counterpart.
The past weeks, I found many Instagram accounts sharing their versions of Energy Bars and Energy Bites. I even saw a stint of it on the local news! While I don't do much baking, I do a whole lot of eating. So I thought, "Well, why the hell not? How hard CAN these energy bars and bites be to make?". (I believe this is pretty typical of HOW I tackle all my baking stuff).
So I went ahead and re-create this again, this time, adding a variation for a bar like finish. I had 5 ingredients in my kitchen that I planned on using with this variation. Similar ingredients to the Anzac (the base of it was -Oat and Coconut), but I decided that this time, I wanted to create a "granola bar" version. Dear Lord! I am really ambitious!
I used these 5 ingredients.
I have never baked without eggs before so I was really shocked to find myself enjoying this more than its baking counterparts. I thought of so many ways to make variations on this recipe, that I thought it could be that little winner that is perfect for an on-the-go hiking or traveling snack. Heck, add this to the kids lunchbox, I'm sure they will get a (healthy) kick from it.
Energy Bars (Bites)
2 c Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
1 Over Ripe Banana (mashed up)
1 1/2 c Coconut Sugar
1 tsp Grated Unsweetened Baking Chocolate
1 c cooked oats (I used my variation steel cut oats)
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all ingredients together to form a thick dough.
- Turn onto a parchment lined baking pan (I like to use a brownie size pan)
- Bake for 30 minutes until set.
- Let cool and slice and enjoy.
Note: I found these to be a bit soft like consistency. Try and roll up them into a ball and bake them instead for really small bites!
Are you ready to try it? Let me know what you think? If you add any variations, let me know so I can adopt it as well. Let's collaborate together!