Repost for Unprocessed month. Why not make your own power bar instead of buying Cliff and Luna's which have additives?
On my quest to find healthy but quick breakfast options, I got the below recipe for Power Bars from good ol allrecipes.com. I would recommend you DOUBLE the recipe because it either spreads really thin, or will only fill half your pan. I ate a square an hour before my spin class and I think it really helped. It was a 70 minute class and I needed every bit of energy.
Jo-Ann's Power Bars
Cook Time: 30 Minutes Ready In: 40 Minutes
Yields: 12 servings
"These power bars are delicious and much more nutritious than most granola bars. They are very filling, too. Instead of using dried mixed fruit, feel free to substitute any of your favorite dried fruits. Same goes for the nuts."
1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat and barley nugget cereal
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 beaten egg
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 (7 ounce) bag chopped dried mixed fruit
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a 9 inch square baking pan with aluminum foil. Spray the foil with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, flour, cereal, and cinnamon. Add the egg, applesauce, honey, brown sugar, and oil. Mix well. Stir in the sunflower seeds, walnuts, and dried fruit. Spread mixture evenly in the prepared pan.
3. Bake 30 minutes, or until firm and lightly browned around the edges. Let cool. Use the foil to lift from the pan. Cut into bars or squares, and store in the refrigerator.