These nutrient-dense No Bake Flaxseed Bars are perfect for those who crave for sweets but want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Packed with flaxseeds, almond butter and dates these are perfect to load on omega-3 and fiber.
These no bake flax seed bars are great for a quick breakfast on-the-go or a mid-day pick-me-up.
Healthy flaxseed bars are the answer to all my snack cravings and also fits my dessert requirements.
Why you will love them
no oven required
easy and has long shelf life
How to eat omega-3?
As we know fish is the best source of omega-3 but being vegan I discovered that flaxseeds are equally high in omega-3. Other foods that are great source for omega-3 are nuts such as walnuts. Flaxseed oil can also be consumed for omega-3.
Health benefits of flaxseeds
Flaxseeds are the main source of omega-3 in a vegan and vegetarian diet. However, they also improve digestion and relieves constipation due its high fiber content. They control cholesterol levels and helps reduce heart diseases too.
Flaxseed meal – I used store bought flaxseed meal for convenience. However, you may grind your on flaxmeal from scratch for this flaxseed bars recipe.
Almond Flour – I used almond flour to bring a smooth taste to these flax bars. Also, a nutty flavor here make them tastier and adds more nutrition also.
Almond butter – you may use any nut butter of your choice but I personally prefer almond butter. I like to use fresh ground unflavored almond butter for these flaxseed energy bars.
Dates – I love to sweeten my recipes with dates because they add more nutrition like fiber in a natural way. Dates also help to bind the flax bar dough and makes them chewy as well.
Sliced almonds – I used them as garnishes and its totally optional.
For detailed measurement of ingredients, please scroll down to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
How to make
Firstly, in a food processor, I combined flaxseed meal, almond flour, pitted dates, almond butter and salt.
Secondly, I let it blend until the dates were blended and the ingredients started to stick to each other.
Next, I removed the blade and spooned out the blended ingredients in a bowl. Then, I wet my hands with little water and started forming a dough with my hands. I continued to wet my hands with water until a firm dough was formed.
Thereafter, I placed it in the prepared baking pan. Then, I shaped it according to the pan.
Afterwards, I garnished its top with sliced almonds. Then I placed it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
Once settled, I took it out and placed it on a flat working counter. Then, I pulled out the parchment paper along with the flaxseed bars and placed it on a flat board.
Lastly, with the help of a sharp knife I sliced it into 10 sliced bars.
We loved every bit of these homemade flaxseed energy bars and my girls were excited for their new after-school snack.
- You may fold in 2-3 tbsp chocolate chips to the flax bar before shaping for chocolatey flavor.
- If desired, you may add 2 tbsp maple syrup and reduce the dates to 3/4 cup instead of 1 cup while blending the ingredients in the food processor.
- For an extra crunch, you may fold in walnuts or sliced almonds in the dough before shaping.
How to store
Once, the flaxseed bars are cut into desirable slices, place them in a container with a lid. Then, refrigerate for about 2 weeks. I prefer to place the slices in a single layer for convenience of grabbing it quickly.
- Make sure to only wet your hands under running water while binding flax bar ingredients. Do not pour water in the dough.
- Continue to wet your hands until the dough is formed. This means that while forming the dough your hands might dry up so wet them again and continue forming a dough. Do not knead it just make sure that all the ingredients bind together.
The recommended healthy amount of consuming flaxseed is about 1-2 tbsp daily. So, yes, it is safe to consume flaxseed every day.
Its best to toast them in a warm pan. Then, after some cooling simply grind them in the blender until a fine powder form is achieved.
Yes! These bars are nutritious and very healthy with being high in fiber, omega-3 and protein.
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No Bake Flaxseed Bars
- Prepare an 8 inch square or 8*6*2 inch rectangle pan with a parchment paper and keep it aside.
- In a food processor, combine almond flour, almond butter, dates, flaxseed meal and salt. Blend it until the ingredients starts to stick to each other. They will still be lose at this point.
- Spoon it out in a large bowl and start forming a dough. Wet your hands with water and bind the ingredients together with the help of your hands. Wet you hands again with water if they dry up and continue forming a dough until its firm and sticks nicely to each other. Do not knead it just bind them together with wet hands.
- Place the dough in the prepared pan and start to shape it with the help of your hands according to the shape of your pan.
- Garnish it with sliced almonds and press the almonds into the shaped dough gently so that they don't fall out while slicing. Place the pan in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to settle.
- Take it out of the refrigerator and place the pan on a flat counter. Gently pull out the parchment paper along with the settled bars. Place the parchment paper on a wooden cutting board and release its sides.
- With the help of a sharp knife cut into desired slices and enjoy.
- Store these bars in the refrigerator in an air tight container for about 2 weeks.
- Almond butter should be unflavored in this recipe.
- This recipe makes 10 bars and the serving size is 1 bar per person.
- Make sure to constantly wet your hands with water when forming a dough. Do not knead it just bind the ingredients together.
- If the dough is too dry you may sprinkle little water on it to bind but do not pour a lot of water on it.
- If desired you may fold 2-3 tbsp chocolate chips in the flaxseed bar dough.