Packed with good stuff, these delicious vegan energy bars are a perfect pick-me-up when you're in need of a boost. With nuts, seeds, oats, banana, beetroot and berries - their chewy texture and sweet flavour will keep you going until dinnertime!
Prepare the bottom layer - in a blender or food processor, blitz the bananas to a purée then tip into a bowl.
Blitz the cooked beetroot and add to the banana.
Blitz the oats then add to the bowl then do the same with the nuts.
Finally, add the maple syrup, stir well until fully combined.
Line a 20cm x 20cm baking tin (or approximately similar size) with greaseproof paper or baking parchment, and spread the mixture evenly over the bottom of the tin. Bake for 10-12 minutes, then remove from the oven and set aside.
Roughly chop the nuts for the top layer, (I prefer to do this by hand rather than in a food processor as you want them to stay fairly chunky).
Tip into a bowl and add the berries, oats and seeds.
Add the maple syrup and plant milk to the bowl, mix well to combine then spread evenly over the bottom layer.
Return to the oven for a further 12-15 minutes until starting to turn golden brown.
Remove from the oven and leave in the tin to cool. Then slice into individual bites or bars and enjoy!