These almond baobab bites are an excellent choice when you fancy something sweet and healthy. I like to make them in batches and have a few in the morning or before a workout as baobab really helps to increase energy levels.
To sweeten it up I used medjoul dates that are low Glycemic Index sweetener yet packed with minerals and vitamins such as Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, potassium, zinc, magnesium and iron.
Baobab powder is an excellent source of Vitamin C, calcium and potassium which makes it especially beneficial for skin, hair and general well-being.
Makes: about 20 bite size bars (I used an 8×8 inches large baking tray)
Preparation time: 30 minutes
- 2 cups of rolled oats
- 1 cup of mixed dried fruits (chopped dates, raisins, cranberries)
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup pistachios
- 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/3 cup almonds
- 1/3 sesame seeds
- 1/3 cup desiccated coconut
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp baobab powder
- Line up a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Roughly chop the almonds and pistachios and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix well. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl mix together almond butter, coconut oil and maple syrup. Mix well and heat up in a microwave for a minute or until it starts bobbling away.
- Pour the hot mixture over the dry mixture and mix well.
- Press the mixture onto the tray, cover with cling film and allow it to set in the fridge for at least an hour.
- When ready, cut into small squares or any shape you like.
- Store in a cool dry place in an airtight container and eat within a couple of weeks.