I think this might be my favourite snack bar that I've made to date - really really easy and the kids like them too #winning. Packed full of fibre, B vitamins, protein, omega-3, vitamin E, iron and zinc. Plus you could drizzle with melted dark chocolate - I'm totally going to try this for my next batch, and I think it will really help satisfy any pre-menstrual cravings too.
Ingredients (makes 8):
125g mixed seeds (I just used a mixed bag from Tesco)
100g mixed nuts
25g ground almonds or flaxseed
1 tsp vanilla extract
Half tsp cinnamon
60ml honey or maple syrup
Optional melted dark chocolate to coat
Preheat oven to 180 degrees / 160 fan.
Line a small baking dish with baking paper approx 15 x 8cm (or a 900g (18 x 6 cm) loaf tin if you've gone one)
Put all the seeds, nuts, flaxseed / ground almonds, vanilla extract, cinnamon, oats and honey / syrup in a large mixing bowl and mix together well.
Spoon in to the dish and press down firmly making sure there are no gaps and it is pretty compressed
Bake for about 30 mins until lightly golden
Take out of the oven and press down again with a big spoon and then allow to cool
Cut in to 8 bars and store in air tight container for up to 7 days.
Adapted from Anita Bean's Vegetarian athlete cookbook.