ENERGY BARS WITHOUT SUGAR
The sugar-free nut bars are very easy to prepare, if you start by making a homemade granola like this, you will only need two more steps to get your bars.
These bars based on nuts, oats and dark chocolate, do not contain sugar and are a real delight, you can always have them ready to take as a snack before or after training or even at breakfast if you are in a hurry.
They keep very well in the fridge for a week and you can take them in a box to the gym, to the office or wherever you want.
Although they do not contain cane sugar, they do contain a sweetener, in this case erythritol, but a small quantity, if you want to do without it you can sweeten it with fruit, for example with banana and raisins, you can also add crushed dates.
Add a sweet touch to these bars with dried fruits, lucuma, stevia or erythritol
Another very natural option is to add stevia, powdered lucuma, coconut sugar or honey, obviously in each case the glycemic index will be different, higher with coconut sugar and even more so with honey.
My recipe is suitable for diabetics and for people who want to control their weight, but need an energy supply at a certain time of day.
These sugar-free nuts bars have whole grain oat flakes and dark chocolate. To amalgamate the mixture I have used melted butter, if you opt for a vegan option, I advise you to use coconut oil.
If you are following a Paleo eating plan, this recipe can be easily adapted, avoid oatmeal, and instead use coconut or ground almond flour, or a mixture of the two, as fat use coconut oil or ghee.
Prepare your snacks at home and control the ingredients.
How easy it is to prepare our snacks at home and avoid industrial products, I will never tire of repeating it, everything we do at home allows us to control the ingredients, know in detail each of the products we use and decide the amount of each one of they.
Many commercial options may contain palm oil, trans fats and more sugars than desired, they are not prohibitive, they come at many prices and with different ingredient formulas.
But without a doubt, making them at home is the best option, it takes very little time and infinite variations can be made.
I suggest these with dark chocolate, but what if you add some raisins or some dried cranberries? Do you like cinnamon? Add it and enhance that flavor, if on the contrary you prefer acidic flavors, combine lemon zest and coconut.
As I was saying, the possibilities are many and it is worth exploring them.
Advantages from a nutritional point of view:
- They are a contribution of energy.
- They do not raise blood glucose levels: they do not contain sugar and the little oats they contain is integral.
- They provide fiber.
- They provide healthy fats, they are very satisfying.
What are the advantages of preparing your own energy bars at home:
- You control the ingredients.
- You control the size and amount you consume.
- They are cheaper for you.
- Increase your level of satisfaction.
- Always carry it with you.
- You can share them with your friends 😉
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Do you want to prepare them? Read the recipe below. Health! 😉
ENERGY BARS WITHOUT SUGAR
Prepare these unsweetened dried fruit bars from a simple homemade granola, they are the perfect snack at any time.
- 150 g Homemade granola Sugar free granola
- 15 g melted butter
- 10 g coconut oil
- 1/4 cdita vanilla
- 1 tbsp erythritol
- 1 pinch freshly ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch sea salt
Elaboration step by step
In a bowl put the granola, you have the recipe here!
Melt the butter and coconut oil in the microwave, on low power, 180 W for 2 minutes.
Add the erythritol, the freshly ground cinnamon, the pinch of salt, the vanilla essence, the butter and the coconut oil and the dark chocolate cut into pieces to the bowl.
Mix very well and put the mixture in a rectangular mold lined with greaseproof paper or on a tray with rectangular holes (I have a silicone one and it is ideal because it does not stick). Crush the mixture well with the help of a spoon.
Bake between 5 and 10 minutes at a relatively low temperature, 170º C
Take the tray out and let it cool before unmolding, this is very important because otherwise they will break.
If you have done it in a rectangular tray you will have to divide the dough into portions, if you have done it in the tray with rectangular holes you already have your bars ready.