Source : Homemade Energy Bars - So Vegan

This took about 1h20 to prepare and bake, and produces around 10 energy bars (9 on the pictures, plus an extra one). It’s really easy to make.


  • 85g oats
  • 85g pumpkin seeds
  • 150g almonds
  • 80g raw buckwheat groats
  • 70g raisins
  • 70g dried cranberries
  • 170g soft dried apricots
  • 4 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons of water


  • Preheat the oven to 180°c, and prepare a large (the original said 18x18cm) square tin with greaseproof paper. We used a silicon mold instead.
  • Line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper. Spread the oats, pumpkin seeds and almonds evenly accross the tray, then roast for 10min.
  • While it’s cooking, mix the apricots, maple syrup and water in a blender until it becomes a smooth paste. You can add water if the blender is struggling.
  • Transfer the apricot mixture to a mixing bowl along with the buckwheat groats, raisins and cranberries.
  • Remove the baking tray from the oven and transfer the oats, pumpkin seeds and almonds to the large mixing bowl, and give everything a good mix. Leave the oven turned on.
  • Transfer the mixture to the square tin. Make sure it’s compact, or the bars will crumble afterwards. Bake for 20min.
  • Remove the tin from the oven and leave it to cool completely. Don’t try to slice the bars before it’s cooled, it will once again make the bars crumble afterwards.
  • Take the mixture out of the tin, and slice it into 10 energy bars.


The bars are really good! Next time I make some, I’ll probably try to use other cheaper ingredients - the 10 bars I made cost roughly 15€.

Overall, I’d give them a 4.5/5.