Nothing says fall like these easy vegetarian energy bars made with crunchy pumpkin seeds. Chopped dates add natural sweetness while peanut butter and oats rounds out the texture. Try packing it for a snack or pre-workout fuel.
Date, Pumpkin Seed, Almond and Oat Bars
- 1 cup (100g) Quaker Instant Oats, plus a handful of extra oats
- 1 1/4 cup (125g) chopped dates
- 4 teaspoons pumpkin seeds
- 5 teaspoon sliced almonds
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
In a large bowl, mix oats, dates, pumpkin seeds, almond slices and peanut butter. Combine until well mixed. Shape into a square dough.
Sprinkle some oats on the surface, flip the dough and sprinkle some oats on the other side. Use a rolling pin to roll the mixture to 1/2-inch thick. Cut it into 4 even bars or your chosen form.
Serves: 4 | Serving size: 1 bar
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 215; Total Fat: 58.3g; Saturated Fat: 1.2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1.7g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 61.7mg; Carbohydrate: 31.4g; Dietary Fiber: 4.4g; Sugar: 9.3g; Protein: 6.8g
*This nutritional information is based on U.S. criteria.