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Instant Energy Bars: A Gluten-Free, Sugarless, Vegan Recipe


Looking for a gluten-free energy bar recipe? Well, we have got you sorted here. Check this immensely quick and flavorful energy bars recipe and take a trip down the memory lane, because the amaranth bars will remind you of milk toffees you used to indulge in during childhood. So this is surely a kid-friendly recipe without white sugar. Sweetened with jaggery, the sprouted quinoa, amaranth bars are a sheer delight to indulge in. Are you ready to indulge in these vegan energy bars?
instant vegan energy bars (gluten free recipe)

One vegan energy bar recipe that you would want to make again and again for your tiny tots as well as the kid in you. The instant energy bars have been validated by a few guests too, who were here right in time to relish the gluten free quinoa bars.

My guests were amazed that the instant amaranth bars sugarless tasted yummy and wondered whether they were sampling a bar or a toffee.

vegan quinoa amaranth bars sugarless

The protein-rich bars have an edge over many available bars on the market. These :


  • use sprouted quinoa flour
  • use sprouted amaranth flour
  • use nut powders
  • use roasted chickpea flour
  • are gluten free
  • are vegan
  • are white sugar free
  • do not use ghee/butter or bad fats
  • are loaded with proteins, amino acids, good fat, and fiber
  • are instant too (I have followed the OPOS jaggery syrup hack devised by Rama Krishnan of OPOS support group - a revolution in the world of Indian cooking--check my 5-minute OPOS recipes here)


sprouted amaranth flour

quinoa benefits

benefits of quinoa



Ingredients
1 cup measures- 240 ml
I have used homemade sprouted flours, if you do not have these handy, then you can replace them with store-bought ones. But then you need to dry roast both quinoa flour and amaranth flour.

1/4 cup of sprouted quinoa flour (homemade) Please check the video here to make sprouted quinoa and flour
 1/4 cup sprouted amaranth flour (homemade) - I will soon upload a video on how o make sprouted amaranth and flour
1/4 cup roasted almond powder (homemade)
 1/4 cup sattu atta (roasted black chickpea flour)
1/4 cup pistachio+sesame seed powder (homemade)

Process for instant energy bars gluten free

vegan gluten free energy bars

  • Add 3/4 cup of jaggery powder to a 2 or 3-liter pressure cooker
  • Add 2 tablespoon of water to the jaggery
  • Close the lid and pressure cook for 3 whistles for softer toffees/energy bars and 4 whistles for slightly tighter bars. I gave 4 whistles.
  • In a separate bowl, add 1/4 cup of sprouted quinoa flour, 1/4 cup sprouted amaranth flour, 1/4 cup roasted almond powder, 1/4 cup sattu atta (roasted chickpea flour) 1/4 cup pistachio+sesame seed powder
  • Release pressure manually and be careful with handling the cooker now.
  • Add the jaggery syrup to the dry ingredients. You can even add 1 tbsp of ghee to the mix. I did not.
  • Mix everything quickly.
  • Spread on a greased tray or aluminum foil.
  • Press with hands to flatten the dough.
  • You may use a heavy utensil to flatten.
  • Keep it covered for 30 minutes.
  • Cut into pieces
  • Spread a layer of sprouted amaranth on top. This is optional. You may even use toasted nuts.
  • Keep covered for 5-10 minutes.
  • Enjoy gluten-free energy bars or toffees.




For a quick video on sprouting quinoa, check https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZn3DoywhlY
For a quick video on sprouting amaranth, check https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkVP4PP28K0

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