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Nuts and seeds are great sources of protein, healthy fats, fibre, and many essential vitamins and minerals. These small but mighty foods are truly nutritional powerhouses!
Some studies have found that nut eaters live longer and healthier lives than those who avoid eating nuts (although the cause of the association is unclear).
So, why not knock up a batch of these nutty, seedy breakfast bars so you can get your daily dose of goodness first thing in the morning!
Nutty, Seedy Breakfast Bars
Nuts and Seeds (feel free to swap these out for whatever you have to hand)
- 8 Brazil nuts
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup hazelnuts
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 2 Tbsp sesame seeds
- 4 whole dried figs chopped (can sub for 8x dates)
- 1 cup oats rolled
- 1/3 cup wholemeal flour
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup sugar (I used Lakanto)
- 1/3 cup almond butter (or any nut butter)
- 1/4 cup coconut nectar (or maple syrup)
- 1/3 cup aquafaba (or applesauce, or 2x chia eggs)
- 2 Tbsp rapeseed oil cold-pressed
- Heat oven to 175c (350F)
- Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper (don't skip this or the bars will stick)
- Spread nuts and seeds out on a baking tray and toast in the oven for 5 mins
- Meanwhile, measure out dry ingredients and combine in a mixing bowl
- Take nuts and seeds out of the oven, allow to cool for a few minutes, then roughly chop and add to the mixing bowl
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir together
- Pour mixture into the baking pan, press down gently, and bake for 20-22 mins until a toothpick comes out clean
- Allow to cool in the pan for ten minutes before moving to a cooling rack
- Once cool (around 1.5 hours), cut into 8 bars