No Bake Lentil Energy Bars – 80 Twenty Nutrition

No Bake Lentil Energy Bars

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These No-Bake Lentil Energy Bars are vegan and gluten-free. They’re so delicious and packed full of vegetarian protein and fibre from lovely lentils.

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The United Nations has declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses!

Lentil Energy Bars ingredients No Bake Vegan Gluten Free Raw Dairy Free Christy Brissette dietitian 80 Twenty Nutrition Canadian Lentils Star of the Show #LoveLentils

Why? Because pulses such as lentils are sustainable, healthy, affordable and incredibly versatile. A fibre-rich, plant-based diet that includes lentils and other pulses is linked to a lower risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer. All great reasons to enjoy these small but mighty pulses!

Lentil Energy Bars ingredients No Bake Vegan Gluten Free Raw Dairy Free Christy Brissette dietitian 80 Twenty Nutrition Canadian Lentils Star of the Show #LoveLentils

Lentil Energy Bars ingredients No Bake Vegan Gluten Free Raw Dairy Free Christy Brissette dietitian 80 Twenty Nutrition Canadian Lentils Star of the Show #LoveLentils

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Lentil Energy Bars ingredients No Bake Vegan Gluten Free Raw Dairy Free Christy Brissette dietitian 80 Twenty Nutrition Canadian Lentils Star of the Show #LoveLentils

No Bake Lentil Energy Bars - Vegan & Gluten-Free!

These No Bake Lentil Energy Bars are vegan, gluten-free, no added sugar and so easy to make! They're unbelievably delicious and packed full of protein and fibre from Canadian lentils.
Servings 32 bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup brown lentils (cooked or canned, rinsed and drained)
  • 1 cup dates, pitted
  • 1 cup almond butter or peanut butter, natural, unsalted
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Toppings: 3 Tbsp each of:

  • dried cranberries, unsweetened
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips (vegan or dairy-free if desired)
  • chia seeds
  • coconut chips

Instructions
 

  • Add the lentils and dates to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Add the nut butter, vanilla, cinnamon and salt and mix until combined.
  • Add half of the toppings and mix until just combined.
  • Line a baking pan with parchment paper and pour in the energy bar mixture. Distribute it evenly with a spatula.
  • Sprinkle the remaining toppings over the bars. Cover with another layer of parchment paper and press down to make sure the toppings stick.
  • Place the bars in the fridge for at least 20 minutes. Slice into 32 bars (8x4 bars) and store in the fridge. Try not to eat them all in one sitting!

Notes

Disclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Canadian Lentils and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
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