Maca Energy Bars

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When you start reading all about eating healthy, there are certain foods that come up.  Kale, chia seeds, goji berries and maca are just some of them.  I was curious about maca root powder, so I had to get a bag to try out.  It is pretty pricey, but it lasts a long time.  Kind of like the chia seeds. Maca root is a tuber, kind of like a potato.  It is very well known as a natural energy booster.  It can also help with hormonal issues such as menopause and fertility.  Maca is rich in B vitamins as well.  So I decided to make an energy bar with it.  This energy bar is not only vegan, but grain free and gluten free too.

Maca Energy Bars

Maca Energy Bars

Maca Energy Bars

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Instructions
  1. In a food processor, grind the almonds into a course consistency. 
  2. Add them to a bowl with the sunflower seeds, maca powder, flax meal, pepitas, chia seeds and salt. 
  3. In a saucepan, combine the maple syrup, almond butter and coconut oil. 
  4. Mix until all are well combined. 
  5. Add it to the bowl with the dried ingredients. 
  6. Tear a sheet of parchment slightly bigger than an 8X8 pan.
  7. Line an 8X8 pan with the paper. 
  8. Spread in the mixture and pack down tight . 
  9. Place in the fridge to set.  About 1 hour.
Notes
I got 8 bars out of my batch. Store them in the fridge or even freeze them for longer storage. Enjoy!
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110 thoughts on “Maca Energy Bars

  1. These look outstanding. Do you happen to have the nutritional facts for these? I try to keep a close eye on my carbs and fiber since I’ve been a diabetic since age 4. Thanks. If you don’t have the nutritional facts that is fine.
    Molly

    1. Thanks Molly! I am sorry, I don’t know them, but I think you can upload the recipe into my fitness pal for a rough estimate.

  2. I really enjoyed these bars for the healthy fat content and the easy portability to grab and go in the morning. The only thing is mine were very crumbly and didn’t look as hard and compact as yours. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

  3. Thanks for the recipe. My mixture was spot on. Nice and moist to spread across the try. In the fridge now. Can’t wait to try them.

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