Today I am sharing my superfood bar recipe, I think these might be your new snack addiction. I would call myself a protein/energy bar connoisseur, I have tried just about every bar on the market and I still feel like there’s room for a better vegan superfood bar. I wanted a bar that was vegan, organic, gluten-free, protein packed, free of refined sugars, and antioxidant rich! I chose an amaranth base for these superfood bars because amaranth is a complete protein, providing long lasting sustenance. You can make these ahead of time and have a great post workout muscle builder or mid morning snack that will last all week!
2 cups of dried apricots
1/2 cup amaranth grain
1/2 cup pecan pieces
1 and 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup hemp seeds
1/2 cup Goji berries
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup agave syrup
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350
Soak the apricots in 1/2 cup warm water, set aside
Heat a large skillet on high
Add amaranth grain to hot skillet 1/8 of a cup at a time (you will puff 3 batches), stirring consistently, allow grain to puff up.
Once amaranth has puffed empty skillet into bowl and add more amaranth to empty skillet (repeat)
Add pecans, peanut butter, goji berries, oats, hemp seeds, agave syrup, cinnamon, puffed amaranth and salt to a large bowl
Stir ingredients, incorporating well.
Add soaked apricots and excess water into a food processor and pulse until you have a thick jam like consistency (about a minute)
Add apricot purée to bowl, stir well
spread bar mixture onto nonstick baking Mat or waxed paper lined baking sheet.
Spread into a medium size rectangle of uniform thickness.
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes
Cool for at least 1 hour in the fridge
Cut bars into whatever size you would like!
Bars will last 3-5 days in the Fridge and up to a few months in the freezer