Kevin and I are currently training for a Half Ironman. We have done one before and always have some sort of big training goal for the summer, but this summer in particular, we both seem to be SO hungry!! I have taken it on to make snacks that we can both easily grab and be fueling for us during this time. I had saved a recipe similar to this years ago on my computer and dug it up as a possible easy snack idea. It has been just that!! All you have to do is buy some pre-made muesli, and add some mix-ins to it and bake it!! SO simple and it has been such a fun change of pace for us. Whether you are training or just looking for a fun and different snack, I encourage you try these!!
Chocolate Muesli Energy Bars
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 TBSP honey
6 TBSP unsweetened applesauce
1 ripe banana, mashed
2 TBSP chia seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
3 cups Muesli (I used Trader Joes Muesli)
2 scoops protein powder (I generally choose unflavored)
1 TBSP cocoa powder
1/2 cup sliced almonds (measure once cut)
1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine almond milk, honey, applesauce and mashed bananas.
In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients.
Once mixed, mix them together.
Spray a 9x13 pan and pour mixture into pan. Flatten and spread evenly. Cook for 20-25 minutes, or until middle looks cooked.
Let cool. Then cut into 9 servings.
*I wrap them individually in foil and stick them in the freezer. They will be thin and will thaw out quickly!