I developed these sesame and peanut snack bars as a healthier alternative to the traditional flapjack. These snack bars are gluten free and vegan. I have also used natural sweetness from honey and agave syrup. For added goodness I have included some chia seeds as well. For extra toasty taste I roasted the raw peanuts in the oven and dry toasted the sesame seeds in a frying pan. If you are in hurry you can miss out these steps but the bars won’t taste as good.

I took these into work and everyone gave them a big thumbs up. One of my colleagues said I could even sell them for 2 Euros each. If I get short of cash I now know what to do.

These snack bars would be great included in a picnic or if you are going on a long hike. They contain healthy ingredients but are definitely not low calorie. Apart from the great taste here are some of the health benefits:

  • Sesame seeds are very high in vitamins and minerals which potentially can help with preventing diabetes, lowering blood pressure and reducing inflammation. Not only that they also taste great.
  • Peanuts in their non salted state are also very good for you. They have monounsaturated fat in them which is the healthy fat in the Mediterranean diet as well as Vitamin E, niacin and folate.
  • Cashew nuts are also high in monounsaturated fats and are a good source of magnesium which helps develop healthy bones, muscles and organs.
  • Chia seeds are something I have added to my daily diet. I sprinkle of my porridge every morning. They are truly a superfood. High fibre, high in calcium and omega 3 fats as well as lots of other vitamins.
  • Agave a natural lower GI sweetener (gives you less of a sugar rush)
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