I'm going to break it down for you real: There is currently no bar (protein bar, or fiber bar) on the market right now that is nutritionally sound. As much as we'd all like to believe that there can be something so perfectly convenient, so full of nutrition, and so delightful to our taste buds, it does not exist. Either it has preservatives, added sugars, or just some junk ingredients.
I happen to love on-the-go food, because life is moving pretty fast, and sometimes I don't have the time to spend making a Pinterest worthy breakfast everyday. And frankly speaking, if given the time, I still probably would not spend my mornings in front of the stove. Just not my thing,
So when my client was about to go on her long European adventure, I designed a bar for her that she could take with her on-the-go, but is also so freaking good for her. You see, she needs fiber EVERY, SINGLE DAY. And more even on days when she travels and things can get kinda irregular. Sound familiar? We all could use more fiber in our lives, yet most people are barely breaking the fiber bank. The current guidelines say we need roughly 28 grams of fiber every, single day.
In addition to fiber, these bars are loaded with protein and a good quality fat to keep you sustained during those "reach for a bar" moments. But the cool thing in all of this, is that it actually tastes like an apple cake. (Ha!)
I've searched under every rock to find something equivalent in the market and have come up blank. Let's take 10 minutes to make our own. You read that right, the prep work for these bar are all of 10 minutes! You could spend that time scanning your nearest health food aisles for an equivalent, but you're better off spending that time making these decadent, cake-like, fiber bars. They really don't disappoint.
And if you're more of a muffin eater, use the same recipe and dump the batter into mini-muffin molds.
(btw- thanks for reading this rant, but it would have taken you less time to just shove the ingredients in the blender and throw in the oven by now!)
- 2 cup organic raw almonds
- 2 cups org oat bran
- 2 bananas
- 2 apples
- 2 teaspoons or more of Ceylon cinnamon or any cinnamon
- As many medjool dates as you'd like
- 2 cups plant based milk
- Optional toppings: sliced almonds, sliced apples, currants, raisins.
- Using a high-powered blender, blend almonds until you get an almost almond butter consistency.
- Add everything else except apples to the blender and blend until smooth.
- Chop apples into small pieces and mix into batter.
- Place in brownie pan lined with parchment paper or silicone muffin mold.
- Gracefully throw toppings of choice on top of batter.
- BAKE at 350 for 25-35 mins.