Fig-and-Walnut Energy Bars – Yum!!!

Homemade energy bars–the epitome of healthy and delicious! Check out the ingredient list–no corn syrup, no chemicals–and these are so much more hearty and filling than the tiny 100-calorie granola bars you buy at the store.

And feel free to take liberties with the recipe. For instance, you could substitute dried cranberries or chocolate chips in place of figs.

And without further ado, the recipe. . .


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup bran cereal
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped stemmed dried figs
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place the oats, cereal, flour, walnuts, figs, dry milk, cinnamon and ginger in a food processor; coarsely chop.
  3. Add the honey and eggs; pulse until well combined.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the pan; spread evenly with your fingers.
  5. Bake until lightly browned around the edges, about 20 minutes.
  6. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then cut into 16 bars.
  7. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or wrap individually and freeze for up to 3 months.

Per bar: Calories 149; Fat 6 g (Saturated 1 g); Cholesterol 27 mg; Sodium 31 mg; Carbohydrate 22 g; Fiber 4 g; Protein 5 g

By: Markell Saunders

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