These delicious energy bars are a perfect snack for a day at the track

Low in added sugar and saturated fats, these delicious energy bars are crammed with nutrient-rich, unrefined carbohydrate as well as protein, healthy fats and an impressive spectrum of minerals, including calcium and potassium.

A perfect snack for a day at the track, they’ll gradually release their sugars into the bloodstream to help keep energy levels consistent.

INGREDIENTS FOR 12 BARS

» 1 x 297g can condensed milk
» 1 heaped tbsp crunchy peanut butter (can use cashew or almond butter as an alternative)
» 80g pumpkin or sunflower seeds, or mixture
» 20g poppy seeds
» 40g soft, pitted dates, chopped
» 40g soft apricots, chopped
» 40g raisins, sultanas or dried cranberries
» 25g crystallised ginger, chopped finely
» 15g (1 tbsp) milled Chia seeds (optional)
» 230g porridge oats (use half jumbo, half standard)

METHOD

1. Preheat the oven to 140°C/ gas mark 4. Grease a 12-bar or 18 x 25 cm baking tray.

2. Pour the condensed milk into a saucepan and gently warm through. Stir in the peanut butter.

3. Stir in the rest of the ingredients and spoon into the baking tray. Bake in the oven for about 50 minutes, until golden brown.

4. Leave to cool in the tray and cut into squares.

NUTRITION PER BAR

Energy (kcal) 246
Protein (g) 7
Carbohydrate (g) 35
Fat(g) 9
Of which sugars (g) 19
Of which saturates (g) 2.5
Salt (g) 0.1
Fibre(g) 4

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