Rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds, tart cherries contribute to recovery after a strenuous physical activity. With almost 10g of proteins and 4g of fiber per serving, these bars provide long-lasting energy.
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- 1 ½ cup (375 ml) pitted dates, cut in small pieces
- 1 cup (250 ml) water
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract
- ½ cup (125 ml) almond butter
- ¾ cup (175 ml) quick oats
- 1 cup (250 ml) skim milk powder
- ¼ tsp (1 ml) salt
- ⅔ cup (160 ml) almonds, chopped in pieces
- 1 cup (250 ml) dried tart cherries
- Combine the dates and water in a small pot.
- Bring to boil and let simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let cool down for 5 minutes.
- Add the egg, almond butter and vanilla extra to the date mix.
- In the meantime in a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, skim milk powder and salt.
- Add the date mix and stir well.
- Incorporate the almonds and dried cherries in the mix.
- Oil a 9x13” rectangular pan and spread the dough in it.
- Bake for 40 minutes in a preheated oven at 375F (190C).
- Let it cool for a few minutes before cutting into bars.
For better conservation, wrap the bars individually and freeze them.