I created this bar for my friend Jessica who wanted energy without too much sweetness.

This natural protein bar boasts great minerals like selenium, zinc, and calcium. The combination makes a great energy and recovery bar.

Protein Bar
Yield: 12 servings

Energy Boost Protein Bar

Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 5 hours

This natural protein bar boasts great minerals like selenium, zinc, and calcium. The combination makes a great energy and recovery bar.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1 cup figs, chopped
  • 1/4 cup honey or rice syrup
  • 1/2 cup brazil nuts
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup hemp or flax protein powder
  • 1/2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp grey sea salt, or pink rock salt; optional

Instructions

  1. Soak sesame seeds in water for 2-4 hours.
  2. Blend the sesame seeds and figs in food processor with the S-blade, then add sweetener and the remaining ingredients, mixing well until blended but chunky.
  3. Evenly roll out the mixture onto parchment-lined dehydrator trays (or cookie tray if using an oven) to 1/2 inch (1 cm) thickness.
  4. Dehydrate for 3 hours at 150°F (65°C) and then reduce heat to 115°F (45°C) for 3 more hours. If using an oven, bake at 150°F (65°C) for 2 hours. Be very careful not to overcook the seeds, or the nutritional value of the essential fats will be lost.
  5. Cool completely and cut into bars (with the paper left underneath for support) with a clean pair of kitchen scissors.
  6. Wrap bars individually or place them in a cookie tin and store in the fridge.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 248Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 0mgSodium 109mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 4gSugar 12gProtein 8g

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