It’s that time again. The clock strikes three and the post-lunch lull has made its presence known. The hunger pangs are setting in and you’re thinking to yourself, “Didn’t I just eat lunch two hours ago?” We all know the feeling and we’ve all done that walk of shame down to the convenience store for a chocolate bar one too many times. However, more often than not, that processed, refined sugar-filled candy doesn’t even satisfy your hunger cravings, sending you deeper into that midday crash.
At Savoir Flair, we are all about healthier choices and we’ve come up with a surefire recipe to kill the mid-afternoon blues. These gooey bars are filled with peanut butter, banana, and Yemeni honey, and the addition of the chia seeds and oats will keep you energized and full for longer. There is also a good amount of cacao nibs included for the chocoholics, which makes these almost feel like soft cookie bars with a great crunchy texture. This refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free snack will make you the envy of the office – unless you choose to share, of course.
- 3/4 cup unsalted/no sugar peanut butter
- ⅓ cup Yemeni honey
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ¼ cup cacao nibs
- Pumpkin seeds
- Coconut chips
Preheat the oven to 177˚C. In a bowl, mix the peanut butter, honey, beaten egg, mashed banana, oats, chia seeds, baking soda, and sea salt until combined. Gently fold in the cacao nibs.
Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper and grease it with an oil of your choice. Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly. Top with pumpkin seeds and coconut chips.
Bake for 23 to 25 minutes until golden brown.
Let cool for 15 minutes before cutting into bars.