The culinary adventures of a 20-something woman navigating the wonderful world of food!

The culinary adventures of a 20-something year old woman navigating the wonderful world of food!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cecile's High-Fibre Energy Bars

           I have been searching for a good homemade granola bar recipe for a little while.  A few weeks ago, I noticed a lovely lady at work named Cecile eating the most delicious-looking granola bar. I could tell that it was homemade instantly. She was sweet enough to send me the recipe, and I have been sitting on it for two weeks waiting for time to make them. It was absolutely worth the wait, these energy bars are fantastic!!
           I got all of the ingredients at the bulk store, and played with the recipe just a bit. I added less walnuts and more almonds, completely for personal preference. I let the pan firm in the fridge overnight, and cut them into bars in the morning. Perfect!

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup granola
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup flax seeds
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup bran
1/2 cup protein powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup nuts (walnuts, pecans or almonds)

1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup honey
1 cup peanut butter

Optional Additions:  I add extra walnuts & almonds
Add what you like in the amounts that suit you.
1/4 - 1/2 cup of each coconut, raisins, chocolate chips

1. Grease 9x13 pan and set aside.  
2. Mix all dry ingredients in big mixing bowl.
3. In big Pyrex measuring cup stir peanut butter, honey and maple syrup, till smooth and    microwave 1 min, stir well and microwave another min, stir well again. Quickly pour over dry mixture and mix thoroughly.
4. Pour into prepared pan and press to mold pan. Let sit about 24 hours in refrigerator.  

   Cut into bars.
   You can wrap individually or store in layers on plastic wrap in airtight container in  refrigerator.  



  1. Do you know what the nutrition content is for this? How much fibre, fat?

  2. I would like to know what the nutritional information for this is as well.

  3. I will make them soon and calculate it :)