Do It Yourself Energy Bars

Make sure you bring plenty of snacks on your outdoor adventure. Try making your own Energy Bars.

Energy Bars

1/2 cup flourEnergy Bars
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup soy flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/3 cup applesauce*
2 cups all natural granola
1/4 cup walnut/other oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon*
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
3/4 cup dried fruit*

Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease a 9” x 12” pan. Combine all dry ingredients thoroughly. In another bowl combine all of the moist ingredients thoroughly. Combine the two bowls and spread into pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool and cut into 16 squares.

*You can replace the cinnamon, applesauce, and dried fruit with 1/3 cup peanut butter, and 1 cup mini-chocolate chips; if you do, then reduce oil to 1 tablespoon.
Nutrition values per bar: 190 calories, 34g carbohydrate, 1.5g fiber, 4g protein, 4g fat, 98mg sodium, 98mg potassium


This article originally appeared in the Fall 2009 Issue (1004) of Trail & Timberline

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