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Nutritious Vegan Snack Bars

Nutritious Vegan Snack Bars

This nutritious snack bar recipe is from the Veggie Tree Cookbook by Anna Valentine. Anna’s recipes also feature in our Vegetarian Living NZ magazine.

Wholesome, nutty and nutritious. This recipe is great for the lunch box or a picnic. It’s easy because you just measure everything into the food processor and pulse it up. It is also a great way to use up the last old banana in the fruit bowl.

Vegan | Makes 12 bars

Line a 18cm x 28cm tin with baking paper and preheat the oven to 180ºC. Measure the following ingredients straight into the bowl of your food processor:

  • 2 bananas
  • 180g coconut oil
  • 2 T chia seeds
  • 2 c rolled oats
  • 1 c wholemeal spelt flour
  • 2 T LSA (finely chopped linseed, sunflower seeds and almond)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 100g nuts, mixed
  • 100 ml almond milk
  • 3 T molasses
  • 200g dried apricots or medjool dates

Pulse until the mix starts to come together. Tip into the lined tin and spread it evenly. Top with:

  • 80g sunflower seeds

Bake for 20 minutes. Cool slightly in the tin, then remove in one piece using the baking paper, and cool on a rack. Cut into 12 bars when cold and store in an airtight container.