It’s exciting for a heart nurse to get a little of every nutrient in one bar! It’s what she wants most for her heart patients! This is one power packed buckwheat protein and mineral bar. As a matter of choice, you can incorporate heart healthy pumpkin seeds or chia seeds in your salads, soups, cereals, or side dishes.
Why not try them as a snack in this tasty high fiber treat? This treat is high in magnesium, manganese, iron, omega 3, fiber, zinc. It’s high in vitamin E, B6, riboflavin, niacin, and thiamin. The crunchy, lightly sweet bar is also very filling for breakthrough hunger.
Here’s what you’ll need.
Buckwheat Protein Bars
3 Cups Oats
1/2 Cup Buckwheat
2 Tablespoons Flax Seed Meal
2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds (Soaked in 1/2 cup water 15 min)
1/2 Cup Sunflower Seeds
1/2 Cup Pumpkin Seeds —hulled (pepitas)
2 Tablespoons Walnut Oil ( or 1/2 cup see note below)
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
1/2 Cup Walnuts
2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
4 Ounces Unsweetened Applesauce
1/2 Cup lower sugar cranberries
6 Dates, chopped
Place chia seeds in water and set aside 15 min. This makes a gelatinous liquid. Place all dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Add the chia with water mix, applesauce, walnut oil, and maple syrup. Press into a greased cookie sheet (to cut into bars later) or shape into individual bars. Bake at 400 15-18 min until golden brown. Store in bags when cooled.
***Note: I used 2 tbsp. of walnut oil to reduce the fat in these bars. To make them more crispy, you can use 1/2 cup of walnut oil and omit the applesauce. This reduces the moisture and sweetness but adds more crunch…and fat…..Good fat, though:)****Print This Post