Gingerbread-Spiced Protein Granola Bars
Recipe type: Protein bars
Cuisine: Vegan
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Serves: 8-10
Gingerbread-Spiced Protein Granola Bars - delicious protein bars that are great for post-workout refuelling
  • Spices
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Dry Ingredients
  • 1 cup oats (if you want the bars to be gluten-free, make sure to use certified GF oats)
  • 2 cups nuts and seeds of your choice
  • ½ cup vegan protein powder
  • Wet Ingredients
  • 1 cup dates, roughly chopped (dried or fresh)
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1½ cups warm water
  • ½ tsp miso paste (or sea salt)
  • 1 inch piece of root ginger
  • Optional extras
  • ½ cup crystalised ginger, chocolate chips or dried cranberries
  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees
  2. Line your tin with baking parchment roughly.
  3. Blend the oats in your food processor to make a fine flour
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  5. Mix this with the spices and protein powder, if using, in a large mixing bowl.
  6. Soak your raisins and dates in warm water for 5 minutes, then blend in the food processor with the miso and root ginger. Blend for a good long couple of minutes to ensure the ginger is all turned to mush.
  7. Pour the date mixture into the dry ingredients and stir thoroughly, to ensure there are no powdery pockets lurking at the bottom.
  8. Blend 1 cup of your nuts and seeds for a few seconds to make a fine rubble, then tip into the other ingredients.
  9. Roughly chop the other cup of nuts, and add to the mixture and stir.
  10. If you are using any of the option extras, you'll want them hidden at the bottom, so the sugars in them don't burn in the oven. So, spread them on your baking parchment before pouring the mixture over. Wet your hands, and spread the mixture with your fingers.
  11. Bake to 20-25 minutes, until it begins to colour and becomes a bit more firm to the touch.
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