No Bake Oaty Apple Energy Bars | Protein Snack | Susty Meals | Sarah Irving

No Bake Oaty Apple Energy Bars

We have been upping our step count since July and pretty much walking around ten miles every day.  Because of this, we are getting more peckish, which is why I decided to create these delicious protein and energy packed no bake oaty apple energy bars.

Not only is our walking causing the hungry, but we have been going to a lot of evening events and talks lately so having something that will be satisfying and enough to keep us going until we get home has been essential.  Our first evening out was to see Andre Geim speak at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry about Graphene as part of the Wonder Materials exhibition.  It started at 6pm and we were definitely going to get hungry so we grabbed a box of Go Ahead snack bars.  Yes, they were yummy.  Yes, they did us.  But we still wanted something with a bit more goodness and protein.  Cue me getting my homemade goodies going!

No Bake Oaty Apple Energy Bars | Protein Snack | Susty Meals | Sarah Irving

I have long been a fan of raw balls and easy to make no bake protein snacks and these are no exception.  Packed with oats, appley bits, chunky peanut butter and spices, they kind of taste a little bit like apple pie but healthier, quicker and easier to make.

One thing that I like to remember when making any kind of energy bar or protein bite is that they need to be easy to carry and simple to eat too.  That means that they are not gigantic or make a lot of mess while eating as you can imagine how awkward that could be while you’re half way up a mountain while hiking, covered in sticky snacks.

No Bake Oaty Apple Energy Bars | Protein Snack | Susty Meals | Sarah Irving

My no bake oat apple bars are pretty good – if I may say so myself!  They hold up well, even when chucked into the bottom of my rucksack and lugged for about 10 miles.  My favourite way to store them while in transit is to pop them individually into Baco Rainbow Bags. The bags are nice and strong, resealable and wash well, so you can use them multiple times like I do.

No Bake Oaty Apple Energy Bars | Protein Snack | Susty Meals | Sarah Irving

Here’s how to make my no bake oaty apple energy bars

Ingredients:

2 cups of oat flour (here’s how to make it at home)

1 cup of ground almonds (or use more oat flour)

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 cup of chunky peanut butter

1/2 cup agave

1/2 cup unsweetened chunky apple sauce

2 tbsp soya milk

No Bake Oaty Apple Energy Bars | Protein Snack | Susty Meals | Sarah Irving

Method:

Line a baking tray with grease proof paper

In a large bowl, add the flour, ground almonds, cinnamon and nutmeg then mix well

In a microwave-proof bowl heat the agave and peanut butter until it is melty and gooey (it took 1 minute in my microwave on high)

Add the agave and peanut butter to the flour and mix to combine

It will look a bit crumbly at this stage and that is fine

Add in the apple sauce and mix through the mixture

Now add the soya milk and continue mixing to combine _ I found going in with my hands was the best thing at this stage

Once mixed into a dough that comes together nicely, transfer it to the lined baking sheet and press out flat to about a 1 cm thickness

Pop into the fridge for at least 30 minutes to let it set and then enjoy!

Keep in the fridge until needed (for up to a week) and pop one into a bag when you’re heading out

Don’t worry, they will be fine to eat when they aren’t in the fridge, it just makes sure you can keep them for longer

No Bake Oaty Apple Energy Bars | Protein Snack | Susty Meals | Sarah Irving

These no bake oaty apple energy bite really are so simple to make – they take about 15 minutes in total and are a real treat to eat too.  They have a slightly chewy texture with the plump chunks of apple and crunchy bits of the nuts, which make it really satisfying.  My favourite part is that you can eat them on the move (and I’m terrible at eating while walking!) so you can nom them in a hurry for breakfast or as a pre or post workout snack.

Oh yeah, and did I mention that they are vegan too?  Super boosted vegan protein!  If you want to up the protein even higher, you can add a cup of your favourite protein powder (either plain or vanilla would work well in these) instead of the ground almond.

Even just looking at the pictures is making me want to go downstairs, brew a tea and snack on one! Yummy!

*Dreaming of no bake oaty apple energy bars*

Sarah sig

What is your favourite snack?  Do you have a go-to energy bar for boosting you for exercise?

Let me know in the comments 🙂

 

No Bake Oaty Apple Energy Bars
Recipe Type: Snack
Author: Sarah Irving | Susty Meals
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
Quick easy, tasty and portable no bake snacks that can be rustled up quickly and packed into your rucksack, handbag, gym kit of bike bag ready for when you need that snaky style energy boost!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of oat flour ([url href=”http://sustymeals.com/how-to-make-oat-flour/”]here’s how to make it at home[/url])
  • 1 cup of ground almonds (or use more oat flour)
  • 1 tsp ground cinamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup of chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup agave
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened chunky apple sauce
  • 2 tbsp soya milk
Instructions
  1. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper
  2. In a large bowl, add the flour, ground almonds, cinnamon and nutmeg then mix well
  3. In a microwave-proof bowl heat the agave and peanut butter until it is melty and gooey (it took 1 minute in my microwave on high)
  4. Add the agave and peanut butter to the flour and mix to combine
  5. It will look a bit crumbly at this stage and that is fine
  6. Add in the apple sauce and mix through the mixture
  7. Now add the soya milk and continue mixing to combine _ I found going in with my hands was the best thing at this stage
  8. Once mixed into a dough that comes together nicely, transfer it to the lined baking sheet and press out flat to about a 1 cm thickness
  9. Pop into the fridge for at least 30 minutes to let it set and then enjoy!
  10. Keep in the fridge until needed (for up to a week) and pop one into a bag when you’re heading out
  11. Don’t worry, hey will be fine to eat when they aren’t in the fridge, it just makes sure you can keep them for longer

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