Thursday, 8 March 2012

Nutella Almond Butter Oaty Bar

Oaty bars are great for breakfast on the run, lunchboxes or just with a cup of tea. These bars are healthy and so much better than those branded ones.

Ingredients Yields - 15 Mini Bars

  • Oats flour - 1 cup
  • Oats - 1 cup
  • Almond butter - 1/4 cup
  • Nutella - 1/4 cup
  • Coarsely chopped peanuts - 2 tbsp
  • Honey / brown sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Cinnamon powder / cardamom powder - 1 tsp
  • Flax powder - 1 tbsp (mixed in 2 tbsp of water)
  • Water - 1/4 cup
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp

  • Mix oats flour,  oats, cinnamon powder, peanuts and baking powder in a big bowl
  • Beat almond butter, honey and powdered flax mixed in water + 1/4 cup water
  • Add dry ingredients to wet mixture and mix well
  • Grease the pan and spread the mixture
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees or until a tooth pick inserted in the centre comes out clean
  • Cool it before cutting into squares and spread nutella on top 
  • store it in a air tight container

    Nutritional Information
    • Flax seeds contain high levels of dietary fibre, micro nutrients and omega-3 fatty acids
    • Flax also lowers cholesterol levels
    • Almond butter is rich in monounsaturated fats, which reduce cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of heart problems
    • Almond butter controls blood sugar levels in your body by reducing the sudden increase in blood sugar and insulin which usually happens after you eat a carbohydrate-packed meal.
    • Oats is packed with complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber, thus, making you feel fuller for longer
    • Oats is an excellent source of low glycemic carbohydrates and helps maintain stable blood glucose levels.
    • Each mini bars = 160 calories approximately

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