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Cocoa & almond granola bar recipe

The simplest way to get a quick boost in the morning is to get something on board like a granola bar. These take a little time to make, but they’re ideal for batch cooking, so will last you. Eat before or after a workout.

Ingredients: (serves 1)

  • 440g dates
  • 330g granola mix
  • 165g cocoa powder
  • 55g honey
  • 55g almond butter

Method

1. Place the dates into a bowl, cover with boiling water and leave to soak for 30 minutes.

2. Put the granola mix and cocoa powder into a food processor and pulse until the mix is slightly less chunky and coarse.

3. Drain the dates and place them into the food processor and blend until the dates have completely broken down.

4. Pour the honey and almond butter into a saucepan and warm over a medium heat until runny.

5. Put the date and granola mix into a bowl and add the honey mix. Stir the ingredients together really well until all are combined.

6. Line a baking tray with parchment and spoon the granola mix into the tray. Press down with your hands until you have a level surface. Place the tray into the freezer for 20-25 minutes or until the mixture has firmed up. Cut into bars of the size of your choice.

 

Find more great recipes and nutrition advice in FS magazine's nutrition section

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