Sadie’s Kitchen: Vegan Seeded Bars

Sadie’s Kitchen: Vegan Seeded Bars

Posted by Eyes of Lady Wimbledon | 23 January 2021 | Food & Drink

A New Year means a New Hope and whilst waving goodbye to 2020 feels like a relief, as we ring in the new, it’s also no better time for a New You! 

January is all about new intentions and new plans. A new healthier fitter lifestyle is one of those goals that we can all aspire to; whether it be in small tentative steps or leaping into it with full gusto! 

Thankfully nowadays with dairy-free, gluten- free and vegan options becoming more readily  available, eating a balanced or selective diet is that little bit easier. As a championer of sweet treats, my sweet tooth is stronger than most but it’s particularly great when I can indulge in a tasty treat, but also know that it’s a healthy choice and doing my body good! 

So to kick off January, I am sharing these nutritious vegan Seeded Bars – full to bursting with nutritious omega-4 laden mixed seeds, oats, fruit and nuts, sweetened only by apple purée and organic agave syrup. 

These keep in an air tight container for up to 5 days and are a great energy booster as they’re packed full of healthy goodness. 

Vegan Seeded Bars

 

Ingedients

4 apples (I used Golden Delicious & Braeburn but any will do )

Approximately 1/2 – 3/4 cup water 

1 tsp lemon juice (optional) 

1/3 cup organic agave syrup 

1 1/4 cups rolled oats

1/4 cup dessicated coconut

3/4 cup mixed seeds – golden flax seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds (whatever combination you like is fine but an equal amount of each works well) 

1/4 cup Rice Krispies (optional for a bit of added texture)

1/3 cup roughly chopped walnuts 

3/4 cup chopped mixed dried fruit of your choice – (I used a mixture of dried apricots, dates, sultanas and cranberries) 

Pinch of salt 

 

 

Method

  1. To make the apple purée: peel and dice your apples. Then cook down in a saucepan over a medium heat, slowly adding the water and lemon juice until reduced to a soft pulpy mash. If you prefer it finer, you can pulse it with a hand blender till smooth.
  1. Preheat oven to 175C Fan and grease and line a 9 x 9 baking tin.
  1. Put the applesauce, oats, coconut, mixed seeds, walnuts and salt into a large bowl and mix till combined. 
  1. Put the agave syrup into a small microwaveable bowl and heat for approx 15 seconds, then stir into the bowl of ready mixed ingredients. 
  1. Add the dried fruits and using a wooden spoon or spatula, mix the mixture altogether until combined throughly. It will be thick and lumpy. 
  1. Spread the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth out using a spatula. 
  1. Bake for 20 – 22 minutes until it is set but still a little soft to the touch. Leave in pan to cool completely on rack and then cut into bars.

*I have been known to throw in a handful of choc chips when I make these for the kids. Feel free to do so if inclined. This is a very forgiving recipe and gives you the freedom to chop and change the fruit, nuts and seeds as you wish! 

 

 

Enjoy and wishing you a happy healthy 2021! 

Love Sadie xx

Here making life that little bit sweeter….


Written By: Sadie Yeehan Man | Guest Blogger 

Instagram: @sadieskitchensweettreats 

Facebook: @Sweettreats628

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