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People have been bugging me for a while to post this recipe for energy bars, so here ’tis! They are extremely delicious and addictive, so I recommend making them, having one, then cutting and packaging them for the freezer or other wise hiding them from yourself and family. Seriously, they are meant to be eaten as fuel, not candy. That being said, they are FANTASTIC as a late night snack. Ssshhhh.

Tammy is my favorite foodie and is the person I most "jive" with about food. We live in the kitchen when we are together.

My sweet momma friend, surfer and triathlete, Tammy, gave me the recipe a few years ago and I’ve never made it the same twice. You can add/subtract whatever dry ingredients you’d like. The main thing to remember is to keep the amount of “dry” ingredients measured according to the recipe so that the bars don’t come out too flaky or gooey. Make, modify and enjoy!

1 C rolled oats

1 C crunchy cereal

1/4 C sesame seeds

2 1/2 C dried fruit (raisins, currants, cranberries, apricots

1/2 C chopped nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts or a mixture)

1/8 C wheat germ or flaxmeal

1/4 C unsweetened coconut

1/2 C protein powder (vanilla, carob, soy, plain)

1 Tbsp oil

3/4 C Brown rice syrup

1/2 C Peanut butter or almond butter (or a mixture)

1 tsp cinnamon

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Toast oats, cereal, sesame seeds for 10 minutes, then put into large bowl
  3. Add dried fruit, nuts, meal, powder & mix
  4. In a medium saucepan over medium heat stir oil, rice syrup till bubbly
  5. Add peanut butter and cinnamon till blended.
  6. Pour over dry mixture and stir quickly to mix together well
  7. Spread and pat mixture into 9″ x 13″ pan.
  8. Refrigerate 4 hours, cut into bars and try not to eat them all at once.

I have had these for a quick breakfast, the kids LOVE LOVE them after school and I just took one on my long run last Saturday for a munchy. It was a welcome change up from Gu!

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