Wick from Wicked Wellbeing has shared several recipes with us before and we’ve got another goodie from her again… and I must say, this Maple Almond Slice looks like quite the winner!
Loaded with nuts and seeds and some optional protein powder for a protein hit, it will be great to feed the troops over the summer.
If snacks are your downfall, Wick has also put together a free ebook for you, Quick Nutritious Energy Snacks which includes 5 delicious recipes for sustaining snacks, along with a list of 25 throw together snack ideas to print out and have handy for when you’re stuck for ideas! It’s perfect timing with the busy season upon us to make sure you snack nutritiously.
Maple Almond Slice
Prep time: 10 minutes | Chill time: 20 minutes | Makes: Approx 16-20 pieces
½ c smooth almond or peanut butter
¼ c coconut oil, melted
¼ c pure maple syrup
1 t vanilla essence
¼ c sliced almonds
1/3 c ground linseeds
1 T chia seeds
½ c pumpkin seeds
½ c sunflower seeds
¼ c thread coconut (plus extra for sprinkling on the top)
3 T vanilla protein powder, optional
½ t cinnamon
Line a loaf tin with baking paper.
In a large bowl, combine the wet ingredients and stir until evenly mixed.
Add the dry ingredients (except the extra thread coconut) and stir until evenly combined.
Pour into prepared loaf tin and press down firmly with your hands (depending on how thick you want it, it might not fill up the whole loaf tin). Sprinkle the thread coconut on the top (it may need pressing down with your hands to make it stick).
Freeze for about 20 minutes until the bars are hard and set. Cut up into slices and store in the fridge. Store in the fridge for up to 8 days.