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Healthy Homemade Energy Bars: No Bake Recipe


homemade energy bars
What do you look for in an energy bar?
Crunchy, sweet, nutty, and bursting with flavors is how I define these oatmeal energy bars. Loaded with fiber and essential nutrients, this diet bar uses nuts to add energy, oats to pack them with fiber and cornflakes for that crunchy effect.

I have written a lot about oatmeal benefits in this blog, and you will find benefits of different nuts as well here. Learn how almond benefits health. Check out how pistachio can be a health boosting nut.

You may be surprised to find dates benefits. Do you know dates is packed with fiber?
oatmeal energy bars no bake

A tsp of honey, a few drops of vinegar, and a handful of dates along with your choice of nuts is all you need to pack a powerful punch with these granola bars. Why buy market junk when these are a breeze to process?

No heating, no cooling, no baking, no freezing, this energy bar recipe is a sure keeper for those looking to please kids and their inner child.

  • If you are craving for a power-packed snack, get your hands on this energy boosting bar.
  • If you wish to please a loved one with a healthy treat, try this healthy breakfast bars recipe.
  • If you want to enjoy pleasure of health with no compromise on taste, this energy bar is all you need!
  • If you are looking for a healthy breakfast bars recipe, this is it!

Enough of self praise!
easy energy bars recipe

Let's get back to the oatmeal energy bars recipe.
Ingredients required for the Energy bar recipe :
3/4 cup- rolled oats (I use Patanjali oats and sometimes Saffola)
1 cup- cornflakes
1/2 cup almonds
5-8 pistachio or more if you like pista flavor
8-10 raisins (kishmish)
5-6 dates (unseeded or deseed them first)
10-Makhana (fox seeds/ nuts)
2 tsp- energy boosting powder(optional - I have recently purchase Patanjali's energy drink in place of Horlicks, so decided to use it)
A few drops of vinegar or lime juice
A few flax seeds (optional - you may use roasted sesame seeds /til as well)
Elaichi (cardamom), cinnamon (dalchini) or any other natural flavoring agent

The best part about this recipe is you can play around with ingredients ...add the amount of cornflakes and makhana for that crunchy feel...of course, you are free to add more of nuts.

Let's start making the nutty bars! 


Gather all ingredients


Dry roast cornflakes, almonds, and makhana. If you are using sesame seeds or flax seeds, dry roast them here.


Dry roast oats.



Grind dates and raisins. In my case, my processor wasn't working so I had to do this with hands. It was a tough job, but I didn't quit.


Mix everything. Add slivered pistachio as well.




Mix Bournvita or Horlicks or any energy powder that you wish to. You may even add cocoa powder. Now add vinegar as well. Vinegar will add slight tanginess to the oatmeal energy bars. It's a great preservative as well. You may skip it and add a pinch of salt instead and toss everything together.


Do not use the grinder or food processor now. We do not want to powder the ingredients, rather, wish to keep the crunch intact, so try collecting everything with hands and start binding. If binding seems to be a tough job, add honey. It will get easier. You may shift all ingredients to a butter paper or aluminum foil and then use a rolling pin or belan to press everything, so you can flatten them and get the right shape. 

Keep them pressed with a heavy utensil for half an hour. Your granola bars are ready.

After a little bit of struggle, I was able to make these crunchy energy boosting bars. Don't they look tempting? Try these power-packed bars now and you will be sorted. You won't ever buy market stuff again!

PS: If you do not want to use dates, you may try adding jaggery powder instead. Heat it on a slow flame until jaggery melts. Put 2-3 bsp of water in a pan, add jaggery powder and allow it to melt. Then add the energy boosting powder or cocoa powder and then throw in all the ingredients, except honey. Keep stirring until jaggery coats every ingredient.

Turn off the flame and add honey and try binding everything together. You will get energy bars without dates.

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