Simple Sports Nutrition – Homemade Energy Bars That Don’t Require Baking


Looking for a little nutritional inspiration to help boost your athletic prowess?  On the hunt for quick and easy recipes to fuel your workouts?  Well you’ve come to the right place!  These homemade energy bars are sure to keep you energised whether you’re spending a long weekend on the bike, pounding the pavement in your new running shoes or enjoying a hike in the countryside.  If you’re bored of the same old food staples in your kit bag and fancy a little change, check out these 6 simple recipes that the team at SportPursuit are particularly fond of.  They take minimal time to prepare and taste delicious.


Almond oatmeal energy bites

1 1/2 cups of dry oatmeal

1 cup of toasted coconut flakes

2/3 cup of almond butter

2/3 cup of ground flaxseed

1/2 cup of honey

2 teaspoons of almond extract

2/3 cup of chocolate chips


Throw all the ingredients into a bowl and get stirring

Once the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, put the bowl in the fridge for at least 45 minutes

Take the chilled bowl out of the fridge

Roll into balls

Put balls in an airtight container and store in the fridge


Cranberry oatmeal slices

2 cups of dry oatmeal

2/3 cup of dried cranberries

1 cup of peanut butter

6 tablespoons of honey

2 tablespoons of vanilla


Mix ingredients

Spread mixture in pan and refrigerate for 2 hours

Slice and store


Cheerio chocolate chip almond slices

1 cup of dry oatmeal

1/2 cup of cheerios

1/2 cup of almond butter

3 tablespoons of honey

1/2 cup of chocolate chips

1 teaspoon almond extract


Mix ingredients

Spread mixture in pan

Refrigerate for 2 hours

Slice and store


Banana protein PB bars

1 cup of dry oatmeal

1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder

1 medium banana (the riper the better)

1 tablespoon of brown sugar

2 tablespoons of peanut butter


Add ingredients to a bowl

Mash ingredients thoroughly together

Scoop out mashed mixture using tablespoon

Make/shape bars using one tablespoon per bar

Refrigerate and store


Coconut date bars

10 dates

1/2 cup of pecans

1 scoop of chocolate protein powder

1/4 cup of coconut oil

1/4 cup of chocolate chips

Handful of shredded coconut


Put dates, pecans, protein powder and coconut oil into blender and blend until smooth

Remove mixture from blender

Put mixture into bowl and mix with coconut flakes

Flatten mixture into a pan and put in the refrigerator for an hour

Remove pan from refrigerator and cut solidified mix into pieces

Melt chocolate chips in microwave and pour over pieces

Refrigerate for another 20 minutes


Cherry brown rice protein slices

2 cups cooked brown rice

6 prunes

1/3 cup dried cherries

1/2 cup raw almonds

1/4 cup chocolate protein powder

1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth

Cover a loaf pan with parchment paper

Spread mixture in loaf pan

Place in refrigerator for 45 minutes

Remove and cut into pieces

Store and refrigerate