Awhile ago my friend was over and I handed her one of my trusty energy bars. She loved them, but suggested that
I try making them with Nutella. Brilliant idea, Mandy my dear. I still think I prefer the non-Nutella variety, the Nutella makes them very sweet, but it’s nice to mix it up. Both varieties are a great, easy, healthy (and cheap) snack for after a run. They don’t travel very well, so they’re not meant for races or really long runs. But for a quick dose of fiber, protein and carbs after a shorter run, these fit the bill. Or for a Mom-friendly breakfast or snack.
Food Storage Ingredients:
2 & 1/2 cups oats (old-fashioned or rolled, either works)
1/2 cup Nutella
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup chopped nuts (I used cashews)
1/2 cup maple syrup (the real stuff)
1/2 cup dried apples
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
1 ripe banana, mashed
1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. 2. Flatten on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. (I found to fill a standard size cookie sheet you need to double the batch.) 3. Freeze for 8 hours, cut into bars, wrap in plastic wrap or individual baggies. Store in the freezer because they soften up quickly.