Crunchy Energy Bar
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Serves: 6
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract/ essence
  • 2 cups of oatmeal-rolled oats (the raw ones)
  • a splash of squeezed fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup almonds, chopped
  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
  • a handful of raw dried cranberries (not the ones full of sugar, though)
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 2 squares of dark chocolate (up to 90%), grated
  1. Preheat the oven to 250°C (~480°F) and lightly grease a 9x9 inch-square baking dish using extra-virgin olive oil.
  2. Meanwhile, get ready and mash roughly the two bananas in a mixing bow if you want a crunchy energy bar. In case you prefer a smooth one, then no large chunks should remain (mix throughly the two bananas until they are almost liquid).Stir in the vanilla, mix in the rest of the ingredients such as oats, cranberries, almonds and walnuts, and sprinkle it with lemon. Press the mixture into the baking dish, grate the dark chocolate and sprinkle the cinnamon over it.
  3. Bake for approximately half an hour, but go ahead and try it before serving it. It might take you less or more time depending of which type of oven you’ve got.
I chose those ingredients because I simply have them on a regular basis, but you can replace them with your favorite nuts and dried/fresh fruits.

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