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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 102.9
  • Total Fat: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 0.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 3.9 g

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Thrive Apple Cinnamon Energy Bars

Submitted by: DAILYSPARKGUEST
Thrive Apple Cinnamon Energy Bars

Introduction

Triathlete Brendan Brazier shared these raw energy bar recipes with us. While energy bars can be pricey, you can make them at home to control costs.

Triathlete Brendan Brazier shared these raw energy bar recipes with us. While energy bars can be pricey, you can make them at home to control costs.


Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1 small apple, cored
    1 c dates
    1/2 c cooked quinoa
    1/4 c almonds
    1/4 c flaxseed
    1/4 c hemp protein (or your favorite protein powder)
    2 t cinnamon
    1/2 t nutmeg

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Directions

In a food processor, process all ingredients until desired texture is reached. If you prefer a uniformly smooth bar, process longer. If you would rather a bar with more crunch and texture, blend for less time.

Remove mixture from processor and either shape into balls or a brick. To roll into balls, simply pinch off a desired amount and roll between your hands. To roll into a brick, which you can cut into bars, places mixture on plastic wrap and flatten, covering with another layer of plastic wrap. Use a rolling pin to roll mixture to the desired thickness, then cut into bars.

Makes 12 1 3/4 ounce bars.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DAILYSPARKGUEST.





TAGS:  Snacks | Vegan | Vegan Snacks |

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Because it was mentioned that this recipe might be too moist I added a small amount of oat bran and it came out great. Delicious! My husband loves these. - 3/14/11

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sorry. Tried to dry them out a little, tried them with some cocoa and crushed walnuts to thicken them up. Even put one in the fridge. Next I'll try some coconut. Maybe I went wrong with the hemp protein. Ok, retried with protein powder...better...son loves them - 1/23/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Loooove Brendan's Thrive recipes! Even better, I feel incredible after eating them. :) - 12/20/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    as all have said... very soft. I made them into balls and then rolled them in chopped dried coconut. Still squishy, but not sticky anymore. My first grader LOVES them! He thinks they're candy because I used chocolate hemp protein powder. So glad I can use up the gross undrinkable hemp powder now! - 9/13/11

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  • Bad
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    While I didn't have the Protein Powder, I opted to use equal amount of Egg White, I tried baking them for 10 minutes and still too soft to do anything but Balls. Taste great though;) - 3/14/11

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  • Very tasty. They were quite soft but I made bars and put them in my dehydrator for 4 hours and then they were easy to handle. I kept them in my refrigerator afterwards. - 12/29/12

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  • wonderful idea but as all have said, too soft. I tried rolling it out and they just couldn't make it as bars. I had higher hopes. I rolled them in oat bran out of desperation.... might like finely chopped nuts or coconut like someone else pointed out. - 2/7/12

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  • Won't be making this again turned our to be a big mess even after adding more dry ingredients. I ended up freezing them. - 9/3/11

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  • MERCY! These are tasty and expeditious! - 8/20/11

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  • With the fresh apple and the processing, I am wondering how long these will stay fresh???? - 8/20/11

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  • I am planning on making today. Flaxseed is a binder. Using coconut, cranberries and or oats as additions was inspired. - 8/20/11

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  • Sounded good but mine also came out very soft. Should fewer ingredients be in the blender and some chopped ingredients added later? - 3/12/11

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  • Tried these with sprouted quinoa and didn't cook it pretty much everything was raw. The Hemp protein powder was a vanilla flavor from TJ's not sure if it was raw but it was pretty good. Might tweak it a lil by adding cranberries and cut back on the dates. - 3/8/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I haven't tried yet, but I'm betting that the flaxseed should be ground, so it acts like a binder, that might help with the moisture content. Looking forward to a test drive on this recipe - yummmm - 3/7/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    What a great snack - 3/7/11

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  • going to try it tonight - will use vanilla whey protein powder - 3/7/11

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  • sounds fantastic ... love quinoa - 3/7/11

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  • This sounds yummy! Thank you for sharing. I can't wait to try it. - 3/7/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I just saw these and they sound intriguing. Sounds like it will be rather wet, judging by the comments that some have made. Wonder if a bit of dehydrating will help (which is done frequently in vegan style bars.). For @Legalgrl perhaps adding peanut or almond butters will add to protein count? - 3/7/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds interesting. - 3/7/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Will have to try these soon! - 3/7/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    What a great recipe. I've got all the ingredients and will make today! - 3/7/11

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  • O.K.
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Having difficulty with the recipe. It will not dry out enough to make a bar or ball. I used Whey protein instead of Hemp and also used currants instead of dates. Did the substitutions make that much of a difference? or maybe, submitter can add instructions for curing? - 1/25/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    DEfinitely going to try these! I love quinoa, flax and protein, but have NOT found any affordable bars that have all these. Also, I hate paying too much or not getting what I want from the bars I can find in the store. Thanks! - 12/20/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like a great recipe. I would have to pass on the dates, too, as I am diabetic and have to control the sugar and carbs a little more. Thanks for the recipe!!! - 12/20/10

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