Craving an energizing snack, but you would like to avoid the sugar and trans-fat loaded candy bars and other junk food? And not spend too much time in the kitchen while at it? Then, you have come across the perfect recipe. Thanks to their high omega-3 content from the chia and flax seeds, these apple bars will keep you going for hours. On top of that, they are made entirely with natural ingredients, such as nuts, seeds and fruit, and are bursting with juiciness thanks to the apples. And they only take about 10 minutes to make!
Raw Apple Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
- 1 cup hazelnuts
- ⅓ cup chia seeds
- ⅓ cup flaxseeds
- ⅔ cup pumpkin seeds
- 2 small apples, chopped
- 1 + ⅓ cup raisins
- Chop the nuts and seeds in a food processor until you get a mixture resembling fine crumbs.
- Add apples and raisins and pulse until everything starts to stick together.
- Then scoop into a quick bread pan (I have a 31x11 cm bread pan, which is about 12x4 inches) or any other pan you prefer lined with parchment paper and press the mixture in evenly with a spoon.
- Refrigerate for at least two hours for easier portioning, cut into bars and enjoy!
The recipe makes 8-10 bars, depending on desired size of each bar. They keep well in a refrigerator for up to four days or in the freezer for up to 2 months