This little booster walnut energy bars are health-giving and wholesome. This recipe can be the perfect option to carry as an office snack or to pack it in your kid’s tiffin for mini lunch break. You can pair it up this with home-made nimbu pani or lassi as your evening snack option to refuel your energy for the second half of the day.
Walnuts can be called as super plant source of omega 3 fats, they especially have a high percentage of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and contains good amount of antioxidants. While both walnuts and oats are heart-healthy and rich in fiber, dried apricots reduce the risk of cavities and provides a dose of Vitamin A and potassium.
- 1 tablespoon rolled oats
- 7 in number California Walnuts, divided in two equal parts
- 5 to 6 in number fresh cherries
- 2 teaspoons dried apricots
- ½ teaspoon honey
- Calories- 200 Kcal
- Carbohydrates- 21 grams
- Protein- 6 grams
- Fats- 12 grams
- Preheat oven to 120 degree Celsius and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Meanwhile set a few walnuts aside. Blend or crush the fresh cherries to collect its extract.
- Place remaining ingredients in a food processor or grind them together and process/grind just until mixture is sticky and holds together.
- Add remaining walnuts and grind them coarsely.
- Shape the mixture nicely into rectangular bars.
- Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake at 180 degree Celsius for about 25-30 minutes.
- Let cool, then transfer to an airtight container.
Over to you
Customise and try out this recipe with your favourite combinations of fruits and nuts. You can add dates in place of honey or a dash of cinnamon to enhance its flavour and texture. This recipe can be tried using a ton of varieties and is a source of powerhouse of nutrients along with being rich in minerals.