Hey all! Hope you’re all having a fab weekend.
I’ve decided to do a new segment called Recipe Review, where I review recipes that I have tried (obviously). I will also try to convert the recipe for use in the Thermomix. I cannot guarantee they will always work though.
Today, being Saturday, I made the Peanut Butter Energy Bars from Everyday Gourmet. I love this cooking show, it’s by Justine Schofield, a former contest of Masterchef from Season 1. Everyday Gourmet is usually on Channel 10 everyday at 4pm.
Let’s just say, my bars look nothing like the ones from Everyday Gourmet. They still taste great though.
I have sort of converted the recipe for use in the Thermomix and the measurements have been converted to grams. I have also added in some other things to the recipe. To see the original recipe, visit Peanut Butter Energy Bars at Everyday Gourmet TV.
What you’ll need
- 250g crunchy peanut butter
- 230g cup honey (I used jarrah)
- 90g rolled oats
- 60g desiccated coconut (I used shredded)
- 30g protein powder (I used Professional Whey’s Elite 3.0 blend)
- 50g quinoa flakes
- 60g slivered almonds
- 30g cup raw cacao powder
- 25g Crio Brü, cavalla french dark roast blend (optional, it was calling out at me to use it!)
- 30g milk powder
- 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds (I used black sesame seeds as it’s what I had available, I did not toast them)
- 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 10g maca powder (optional, I added this in because I have it)
What to do
- In the Thermomix, combine the peanut butter and honey together for 30 seconds / 50 degrees / speed 3.
- Add in everything else, combine for 1 minute / speed 3 reverse.
- Then scrape down the bowl. I realised then that the peanut butter and honey mixture was stuck at the bottom and everything was not combining well.
- I tipped everything out into a bowl and then kneaded the mixture with my hands.
- Press onto a tray lined with baking paper and let it set in the freezer. Mine set for the time it took me to feed my baby and attempt to put him to sleep.
- Take it out and cut into pieces.
This didn’t work so well in the Thermo. My blades wouldn’t turn after I scraped down the bowl. Hence, the dumping it into another bowl method. Maybe just melt the peanut butter and honey together in the microwave instead.
This recipe is also very forgiving. Use what you have on hand, no need to buy special ingredients. I’m pretty sure this would work well with almond butter as well 😛
You can also make this vegan/dairy free by omitting the dry milk powder and using a vegan protein powder. The honey can be replaced with rice malt syrup, date syrup or agave, although I can’t be sure of measurements. 230g of these sweeteners will be too much, so just taste as you go along.
And the taste? Delicious! The jarrah honey definitely stands out. I’m sure these bars will make an excellent breastfeeding snack! 😀