Homemade Oats Protein Bar
Homemade Oats Protein Bar is a healthy, super- nutritious and delicious protein bar. Made with roasted oats, nuts, seeds and jaggery this healthy Protein Bar is a no-bake and require only a bowl and some elbow grease.
These Protein Energy Bars pack a powerful punch of nutrition to get you and the family through a busy work or school day, workout, or afternoon pick-me-up. They are not only fantastic for pre/post workout fuel, but these energy bars are a quick and healthy breakfast too.
What I love about this snack is that it is made with wholesome natural ingredients and a powerhouse of nutrition. They are loaded with the goodness of oats, honey, seeds, nuts, and jaggery. Jaggery is the key reason these protein bars so healthy, satisfying, and chewy-delicious.
1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup unsalted finely chopped almond
1/3 cup unsalted finally chopped pistachios
2 tablespoons cashew nuts
2 tablespoons dried raisins
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
2 teaspoons flax seeds
½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 tablespoon dried cranberries
1 teaspoon ghee
½ cup jaggery
Roast the oats in a non-stick pan on low heat for 4-5 minutes or until they turn slightly golden. Turn off the heat and keep them aside.
Roast the almonds, pistachios and cashew nuts on low heat for 2-3 minutes or until slightly golden in colour. Turn off the heat and keep them aside.
In a bowl, add the oats, nuts, raisins, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon powder and cranberries.
Heat ghee in a pan and add the jaggery and 2 tablespoons water. Cook on low heat for 5-6 minutes or until the jaggery melts and slightly thickens.
Add the roasted oats, nuts and seeds in the melted jaggery and mix until everything is well combined.
Place butter paper in a baking tray. Take a cookie dough cutter and fill it with 2-3 teaspoons of the mixture. Press with the back of the spoon to spread it evenly and compress everything together and then remove the cutter/mould.
Repeat the same with the remaining mixture. Keep it aside for around 1 hour to set.
Store it in airtight containers and enjoy!