Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Eric asked me if I would post the recipe for the VEGAN ENERGY BARS so I thought I would. I don`t know if I would recommend these for during runs because of the fiber content but try it out for yourself and let me know!

The recipe comes from the book above. I made very little (if any) adaptations to it.

Dry Mix:

- 2 Cups 7-grain cereal (I found it in the bulk section)
1/2 Cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped prunes
1/2 cup whole almonds, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup carob chips (or chocolate chips if non-vegan)
1 1/4 cups unbleached flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Wet Mix:

- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
-2/3 cup brown sugar
-1/3 cup flax eggs (mix well together 3 TBSP of ground flax with 6 TBSP of water and let sit until thick)
-1 cup applesauce (unsweetened is what I used)
-1 tsp vanilla


pre-heat oven to 350F. Prepare a 9x13 pan by lining it with parchment paper and spraying it with vegetable oil spray. Set aside (I didnt have the right sized pan so I used a 7x 11 and another smaller one for what was left over. I also had no parchment paper so I just sprayed the pan and it was fine)

Combine the wet and dry mixes in separate bowls. Mix them together thoroughly and evenly spread the mixture onto the prepared pan. Bake 18 min. Cool and divide into bars. Wrap and store in the fridge. Makes 15 bars.

I made these for the road trip but ended up getting sick and opted out. I think I gave away most of my bars and everyone who tried them loved them...especially me. Great post run snack!!!! I'll be making more very soon.

ps- if you don't own it, go buy this book!


Deb said...

Sounds awesome! I've always wanted to make my own energy bars!

SteveQ said...

Those authors sound familiar; did they also write Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World (those looked and tasted great, but proved that vegan can be really unhealthy)?

aka Moogy said...

Thanx Nicola. I'll try them...sans prunes of course. ;)