These Chill Baked Snack Bars are Very Energy Dense
These Chill baked snack bars can serve as a nutritious snack or an addition to your breakfast. I talk about the benefits of chill baking here. They are very nutrient dense and have a great macronutrient composition. Due to their high fat content they provide you a long lasting and stable energy as well as keeping your hunger in check.
Flaxseeds, chia seeds, and oats are loaded with soluble fiber, which is great for our digestive tract! When you add water to soluble fiber it turns into a viscous even gelatinous substance that holds these snack bars together.
Health Benefits Of Raw Honey
- Only raw unfiltered honey is rich in minerals, enzymes, prebiotics and antioxidants. Raw means it hasn’t been heated up above 118F and all the heat sensitive compounds are intact.
- Most of the sugar in honey is in the form of simple sugars (monosaccharide), which are much easier to digest. In fact, it doesn’t require any digestion at all, but gets absorbed right away.
- Honey, unlike sugar, has strong antibacterial properties and has been used by humans as food and medicine for millennia.
Health Benefits Of Coconut
- The fatty acids in coconut improve nervous system function, boost cognition and memory even in age-related mental decline.
- They are beneficial for thyroid gland and weight management, healthy cholesterol levels and blood-sugar regulation.
- Coconut’s medium-chain fatty acids also exhibit antiviral, antimicrobial and antifungal properties.
- Use of coconut oil topically can be helpful in many skin disorders.
- The fatty acids in coconut don’t require bile for digestion, like most fats do. They get absorbed easily even by people with fat absorption issues.
- Coconut also enhances breast-milk production, and male sexual function.
Chill Baked Snack Bars
1 cup gluten-free oats
½ cup walnuts, small pieces
½ cup pumpkin seeds
2 Tbsp chia seeds
½ cup flaxseed meal
½ tsp sea salt
¼ coconut oil, melted
¼ cup honey
1 Tbsp shredded coconut (optional)
¼ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- In a food processor pulse together the oats, flax and chia seeds, dates and salt.
- Add coconut oil, honey and fresh berries and blend together. If using frozen berries thaw them first.
- Mix walnuts in by hand.
- Line a small container (about 8×5 in) with parchment paper and spread the mixture on the sheet. Flatten and even it out with a spatula or a hand, sprinkle shredded coconut and transfer to the fridge for at least 2 hours.
- Take the sheet out and cut into sixteen 1×2 inch size bars. Keep refrigerated.