As I mentioned when I made Spirulina Bars, my busy schedule nowadays means I’ll be making bulk bar recipes on the weekends in order to have quick snacks that are loaded with good stuff.
And while I love bars like “Larabars,” I don’t find them to be really “nutritious.” Sure, they’re healthy and are made with all natural vegan and raw ingredients, but there’s not a whole bunch of substance in them. So I’m hunting for “powerbars” not just snackbars. I’ve been meaning to make my Pumpkinseed Powerbars again. But I’ve been busy making new things!
As with this weekend, when I created a Blueberry Breakfast bar that keeps me full until lunch and is just sweet enough. Plus the blueberry flavor screams breakfast to me!
Breakfast Buckwheat Bar: (10 bars)
2 cups sprouted buckwheat
1 cup blueberries (frozen is good)
1/4+ cup maple syrup
1/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup cacao powder
1/8 cup maca powder
1/2 cup goji berries
1 tsp salt
I sprouted my buckwheat like I do any grain: Soaked over night, then strained in a mesh strainer spread out for 8 hours, rinsed, strained again for 8 hours, and repeated until you see sprouts. Click the image for a detailed look.
Puree blueberries with maple syrup.
Combine with all other ingredients.
Spread on cookie sheet and freeze until hardened to make them easy to handle. Then cut into 10 rectangles.
Dehydrate for 16-20 hours at 95 degrees.
Line them up and take pictures. Enjoy!
DO you see how dark the bars get in the dehydrator? They almost look chocolately–might be a good selling point for a kid or picky friend. And as with most raw treats, this can also be cooked
in the over at the lowest temperature for a couple hours if you don’t have a dehydrator
Interested in their energy content? I got you.
Are you a fan of buckwheat? Or what’s your other favorite whole grain? I’ve only used buckwheat in bars and once in a pilaf–which I thought was too dense in. Grains are high in calories so I’m usually conscious of having just a serving, which can be hard, so I like this grain in this perfectly-portioned bar!