Healthy Fuel Granola Bars – 2 ways

Granola bars
Fuelling
Servings: 12 bars
This healthy granola bar is a perfect 'on the go' fuel. Grab one as your rush out of the door, or keep for a pre-workout snack. A great source of fibre, carbs and good fats.

Cocoa and Almond Granola Bars

A perfect fuelling snack - easy to put in your work or kit bag for use pre-training.

Ingredients

330g granola mix
440g dates
165g cocoa powder
55g almond butter
55g honey

Method

  1. Place the dates into a bowl and cover with boiling water and leave to soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Put the granola mix into food processor and pulse until the mix is slightly less chunky and coarse.
  3. Drain the dates and place them into the food processor and blend until the dates have completely broken down.
  4. Pour the honey and almond butter into a saucepan and heat over a medium heat until runny.
  5. Pour the date and granola mix into a large bowl and pour over the honey mix.
  6. Mix the ingredients together really well until all are combined.
  7. Line a baking tray with parchment and spoon the granola mix into the tray. Press down with your hands until you have a level surface. Place the tray into the freezer for 20-25 minutes or until the mixture has firmed up. Cut into bars of the size of your choice.

Breakfast Granola Bar

A tasty bar, with a great hit of fibre, alongside a broad range of vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients

140g oats
200g dates
65g almond butter
85g honey
50g pumpkin seeds
25g flax seeds
75g whole almonds

Method

  1. Place the dates into a bowl, cover with boiling water and leave to soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Place the oats onto a roasting tray and pop under a hot grill and toast until golden
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  4. Pour the honey and the almond butter into a saucepan and heat over a low heat until runny.
  5. Drain the dates and place into a food processor and blend until smooth. Pour the dates into a bowl, along with the oats, honey and almond butter mixture, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds and whole almonds. Mix this well to ensure all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  6. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and pour in the granola mixture. Press this out to ensure an even mix.
  7. Place the mix into the freezer for 20-25 minutes to allow the mix to set. Once set remove and cut into bars.
James Collins, in the kitchen

The following recipe has been produced in James' test kitchen. Devised by James and his team of chefs for everyone wanting to optimise their diet on a daily basis. Special thanks to chef Omar Meziane for his work on this collection.

Whether ‘fuelling’ to maintain energy levels, ‘recovering’ after a hard workout, or reducing body fat, each of these options takes less than 15 minutes!

Our chefs pride themselves on using the latest innovative ingredients backed by science.

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