Recently I’ve been working with Sativa Shakes using their fabulous protein powder (there will be a review coming soon on those beautiful protein babies) but this is my first recipe which is going to be going live.
Snacks during my weight loss journey is something that is difficult, especially when you’re craving all of those chocolate snacks, but what I’ve found is that by cooking your own breakfast snacks, not only will you enjoy it more, but you will know exactly what is in your bars because you have cooked them yourself.
Here is one I made and photographed earlier.
- 280 grams of oats (I use super fast oats)
- 150 grams of flour (I use plain flour simply because it is easier for me
- 2 tbsp of soya milk (you can use almond, oat milk, soya milk, rice milk, hemp milk, coconut milk, but use your favourite)
- 100 grams of brown sugar
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 60 ml of maple syrup
- 5 tbsp of shredded coconut
- A handful of flaked coconut for the topping
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 30 grams of Satvia Shakes strawberry and banana protein powder (Optional)
- 1 cup of frozen raspberries
- 1 cup of frozen blueberries
A lot of those ingredients you can pick up quite cheaply, especially with the frozen fruit, it can save you a lot of money, if you compare the amount of frozen fruit you get and how much it would cost you to get it fresh it would cost you around triple the amount.
- Preheat your oven at gas mark 4 or 350°F or 176°C.
- Line a 9 x 9 baking tray with baking paper, what I would suggest is to make it stick to the tray put a little maple syrup in each of the corners and put the baking paper over the top, that way it won’t move around and it won’t get stuck to the bottom of the tray.
- Start off by blending the bananas, the oats, the protein powder, maple syrup, salt, baking powder, brown sugar, milk or flour in the food processor. Tip: I find that a food processor is much easier than a blender or a regular mixer because I have found with a blender the mixture can get caught up or stuck in awkward parts of the blender. If that isn’t possible, blend a little bit at a time, and as you blend, take a little out and begin to spread it over the baking paper.
- Slowly spread the mixture out try to make it around 5 millimeters thick that will make sure that the base is solid and will prevent it from going soggy, no one wants a soggy base do they?
- Once you’ve finished spreading out your mixture, add a sprinkle of raspberries and blueberries on the top, try to space the fruit out and get as much of a spread as possible you don’t want it to be in all one place. Once you’ve spread the fruit, add a sprinkling of shredded coconut around the top, and if you want you can also put some oats on the top too just to add a little more crunch.
- Put the snack bar in the oven for around 30 minutes, but check up on it regularly just in case.
- Once the snack bar is cooked, let it rest for around 30 minutes – an hour to fully cool down.
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