Here is a healthy cookie bar recipe that is delicious and low carb. Below are some tips and the recipe!
The cookie bars are made with almond flour and peanut butter. You can use any nut butter of your choice. I think almond butter may be another great fit for these.
The banana replaces an egg which also helps with the flavor. You can use applesauce or an egg, but I prefer a banana. It works better with the peanut butter.
Honey or maple syrup are perfect to sweeten these bars. I added in some walnuts for a crunchy texture. You can add any nuts of your choice. Maybe adding in granola might be a good idea if you do not have any nuts to add.
Finally, you can add other toppings to your bars that are not chocolate or coconut. Cranberries, or other types of dried fruit would be a great compliment to these energy bars.
Let me know how your nutty energy bars turn out!
Peanut Butter Energy Bars
A nutty bar to fuel you up for those long work days!
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 banana, smashed
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts of your choice (walnuts, peanuts, almonds, etc)
- 1/4 cup coconut for topping
- chocolate for drizzle
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Take a medium bowl and mix almond flour, salt, and baking powder together. Set aside.
- Take another bowl and add mashed banana, peanut butter, and honey and mix well.
- Add the peanut butter mixture to the almond flour mixture and combine ingredients.
- Add in chopped nuts. Mix well.
- Take a 8×8 baking pan and great with non-stick spray.
- Pour energy bar batter into pan and spread evenly.
- Sprinkle coconut (or dried fruit of choice) on top and press lightly.
- Drizzle chocolate
- Bake in oven for 10 minutes.
Let energy bars cool and enjoy!!
An IMPORTANT tip! These bars actually taste better when frozen. They are still a bit sticky and soft when they are cooled and refrigerated. Regardless, they taste great! My preference is to freeze them once they have cooled from the oven.