These energy bars are ridiculously good. I’ve made them on three separate occasions and they didn’t last in my kitchen for no more than a day.
These energy are made with only whole ingredients (I totally consider dark chocolate a whole food, hehehe) and are naturally sweetened by bananas and dates. They taste better than any energy bar on the shelf and they are way healthier for you!
Feel free to add different nuts or seeds than what I used in this recipe, or toss in some chocolate right into the bars (but the chocolate drizzle is so so good).
Nutty Matcha Energy Bars with Chocolate Drizzle
Makes 8 energy bars
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 medium-large egg
- 1 tbsp Naked Matcha’s Culinary Grade Organic Matcha
- pinch sea salt
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup dates chopped
- 1/4 cup raw almonds lightly chopped
- 1/4 cup hazelnuts lightly chopped
- 1/4 cup pecans lightly chopped
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- coconut oil (for greasing dish)
- 4 tbsp dried cranberries
- 4 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 tsp Naked Matcha’s Culinary Grade Organic Matcha
- Approx 60g of dark chocolate
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Mash banana and whisk in the egg, matcha and salt. Stir in the dates, nuts and
seeds until well combined.
- Lightly grease an 8×8 glass dish with coconut oil.
- Evenly spread mixture into dish.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes. .
- While energy bars are cooling, melt chocolate by placing chocolate in a glass bowl and setting it in a pot with simmering water. Stir frequently until melted.
- Once energy bars are cooled, divide into 8 bars. Top with cranberries and pumpkin seeds, and
then drizzle chocolate using a fork. Top it all off by sifting matcha green tea powder over the bars.