A great homemade alternative to commercial energy bars, this recipe is easily customizable to your favorite nut butter, seeds and dried fruits. Made with teff flour, these bars are naturally gluten-free and packed with wholesome ingredients like nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. Teff provides essential amino acids and 7 grams of protein per serving, making these bars a perfect on-the-go snack. The nutty flavor of teff complements the mix of ingredients, providing a satisfying and energy-boosting treat.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix teff grain, oats, almonds and seeds together and spread evening on a rimmed cookie sheet. Bake 20 minutes, stirring halfway through for even toasting. Let cool.
  3. Mix 1/3 cup water and flax seed meal together. Set aside.
  4. Place maple syrup and 3/4 cup water in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring up to boil, reduce heat and let simmer 2 minutes.
  5. In a large bowl combine toasted ingredients, flax meal mixture, hot maple mixture, cinnamon, vanilla and nut butter. Let cool 10-15 minutes.
  6. Mix in dried fruit.
  7. Press into lightly greased pan. Let cool in fridge then cut and store in the fridge or freezer.
Gluten-Free Energy Bars stacked on top of eachother


  • 2 cups Maskal Teff™ grain (ivory or brown)
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free oats
  • 1 1/3 cup almonds, chopped
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup flax, sesame or sunflower seeds (or a mix of the three)
  • 3 Tbsp flax seed meal
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup nut butter
  • 1 1/2 cup dried fruit, chopped (a combo of dried cherries, blueberries and cranberries work great)

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