Remaking the RxBar – Apple Cashew Chia
I’m loving these homemade Rx protein bars I whipped up yesterday made from real ingredients. They are great for snacking on before a tough workout, snacking on the go, or as a side-kick to your morning breakfast! I made sure to include a balance of protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates so that it provides you lasting energy. The bars are extremely versatile so feel free to use whatever nuts, seeds, and fruits you want! Keep them refrigerated in a covered container for up to a week. They are also freezer friendly!
RxBar Remake: Apple Cashew Chia Protein Bars
Makes 12 small bars
¾ cup chopped roasted cashews
¾ cup almond flour (can use ¼ c protein powder + ½ c almond flour for more protein)
¼ tsp sea salt
6 large pitted dates
1 cup dried apple rings
2 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease an 8×8 baking dish with coconut oil to prevent sticking. Place the chopped cashews, almond flour, and sea salt in a food processor and pulse until they form coarse crumbs; there may be small and large chunks of cashew pieces, but that’s okay! Pour this mixture into a medium bowl. Now add the dates, apple rings, and vanilla extract to the food processor and process this until it is finely chopped and starts to clump together into a sticky ball. Add this to the same bowl with the nut mixture. Crack the eggs into the same bowl and pour in the chia seeds at this time. With your hands or a large wooden spoon, mix all of the ingredients together well until well combined. Pour mixture into the greased baking dish and bake until lightly golden brown on the edges, approximately 20-25 minutes. It’s better to slightly undercook it to prevent drying the bars out; they will continue cooking once you pull them out of the oven.
Calories- 148, Fat- 8.6 g, Carbohydrates- 14 g, Protein- 5 g