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Goodbye, Energy Bars; Hello, Fig Bars!

A lot of people reach for energy bars when they want a quick boost of strength during the day. But instead of buying packaged products, you can use this recipe to make delicious and healthy fig bars that have the freshest and healthiest ingredients.

Highlights

  • Regular energy bars tend to spike your blood sugar levels, leading to a false high that’s followed by an energy crash

  • Switch to Ayurvedic energy bars made with ingredients like fresh figs, oats and nuts.

  • It releases sugar slowly and consistently, making you feel energetic.

Bid goodbye to your old energy bars because all they do is spike your blood sugar levels making you feel active for a while before ultimately hitting you with that dreaded crash i.e. the low after the sugar high. But with these fig bars, you’ll experience a slow and consistent release of sugar that’ll leave you feeling balanced and energetic for long.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups chopped figs (anjeer)

  • ⅔ cup fresh apple juice

  • ½ cup rock sugar (mishri)

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 ¾ cups whole wheat flour

  • ½ cup ground nuts

  • ½ cup oats

  • 2 tablespoons corn flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • ⅓ cup melted ghee

  • 2 tablespoons water

Method

  • Preheat the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Combine the figs, apple juice, rock sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes.

  • After 10 minutes, let it cool and then blend it till it turns into a rough and textured puree. Or you can also mash it with a fork. Set this filling aside.

  • To make the dough, mix all the dry ingredients together. To bind them, add the ghee and the water and knead it till it resembles a crumbly dough.

  • Take a pan (preferably 9 inches) and grease it with some ghee. Put half the dough in it and press it down till it creates an even base.

  • Next, add the fig filling to the pan and cover it with the remaining dough.

  • Bake for 20-25 minutes till it starts looking golden brown.

  • Once cool, cut it up into squares and enjoy!

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