Healthy no bake carrot fig cake energy bars made with dried figs, carrots, walnuts and sweetened with applesauce. A nice excuse to experience the taste of carrot fig cake. This no grain and no sweetener energy bars are full of healthy ingredients.
Who doesn’t like carrot cake or fig newtons? But they are not exactly healthy and are not definitely a nice way to increase your fruit or vegetable intake. These energy bars are a nice way to keep your love for fig and carrot cake; without any unhealthy ingredients and going to help you meet your nutritional goals. This recipe is entirely fruit-sweetened ” thanks to figs and applesauce”. These are also packed with other healthy ingredients like walnuts, flax meal, nuts and seed topping. So you can get an extra dose of protein, healthy fats, and omega-3.This
This is also a perfect after-school snack for your kids and you can serve it as a nice sweet treat to your toddlers. You can have carrot fig cake energy bars with a glass of cold milk ( nut/dairy); for a protein packed post workout snack. Otherwise, if you have a sweet tooth like me then just grab a bar and have this guilt free snack. Don’t worry these dessert-like bars are full of vitamins and minerals too.
I have used raw grated carrots for this recipe because cooking is not necessary every time as it destroys the nutrients. I have added a little lemon zest, sea salt, and cinnamon for boosting the flavor of these carrot fig energy bars. These little things actually make a huge difference in overall taste.You can experiment a little over here and try other spices like allspice or nutmeg.
Flax meal adds healthy fats and a little texture to these energy bars but you can definitely add chia seeds to this recipe. I have topped my delicious carrot fig cake energy bars with unsweetened shredded coconut and sunflower seeds; feel free to add your favorite nuts and seeds.
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