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Recipe

Seed and protein bars

These crispy, high-protein bars are also deliciously good for you. Packed with seeds, nuts and protein powder, they will give you such a kick of energy. Drizzle with dark chocolate for extra sweetness!

By Jo Wilcox
  • 25 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Makes 12
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup mixed seeds (eg linseed, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds etc), plus 1-2 Tbsp extra seeds for decoration
  • 1/2 cup mixed nuts, roughly chopped or blitzed
  • 1/2 cup fine oats
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tbsp protein powder
  • 6 medjool dates, soaked in boiling water
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup melted dark chocolate**

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C. In a large bowl combine first five ingredients. Drain dates and mash with oil and egg, then stir thoroughly into seed mix.
  • 2
    Press into a lined tin and bake for 15 minutes until just toasted. When cool drizzle with chocolate and sprinkle with extra seeds. When set, cut into bars.

Notes

**Check label if eating dairy free. You can make this very quickly in a food processor; just blitz the nuts first.

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