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Chef’s table: A healthy and tasty treat

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Hemp hearts are an amazing source of protein, filled with Omega 3 & 6 and also include a good amount of fibre. These little gems can be sprinkled on anything. I like to add them to salads, sprinkle on my toast with nut butter and fruit spread, add to a morning smoothie (or to our choco-peanut butter smoothie at the café) … the list goes on.

However, I am absolutely loving these Hemp & Oat bars. They are perfect for people and families on the go: delicious and nutritious. Give ‘em a try – I bet you’ll love ‘em too.

 

Hemp & Oat Bars

 

1-1/2 cups rolled oats, toasted

2 tbsp coconut oil (for toasting oats)

1 cup natural peanut butter

1 cup hemp seeds

1/3 cup maple syrup

1 tsp cinnamon

Pinch of salt

1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate or cacoa nibs

1/4 cup chopped dried cherries

 

Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat, add coconut oil and allow to melt;

Add oats and toast until the oats turn golden brown in colour. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl, allow to cool;

While the oats are cooling, mix the other ingredients together in a bowl;

Add the oats and mix well;

Press the mixture into a wax paper- or saran-lined 8×8 baking dish and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight. Make sure you spend some time really pressing it down into the pan;

Once it’s set, lift from pan and cut into 8 squares. Store in a container in the fridge.

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