Make a large batch of these granola bars and take them with you on-the-go. They are the perfect pick-me-up when you need a boost of energy.


  • 250g wholegrain porridge oats 
  • 4 oz maple syrup
  • 100g medjoul dates
  • 100g almonds
  • 2/3 of a cup dried cherries
  • 80g coconut oil 
  • 60g coconut sugar
  • 35g Very Vanilla Protein 
  • 1/2-1 tsp salt


  1. Chop the almonds into rough pieces. Place on a baking tray and bake in the oven at 356 F, stirring from time to time, until just beginning to color.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl.
    Spread the oats out onto two baking trays and bake as you did for the almonds, stirring from time to time. Transfer to the bowl with the almonds.
  3. Roughly chop the dried cherries and dates. Stir into the oat mixture. Stir in the protein powder and salt.
    In a small pan melt together the coconut oil, sugar and maple syrup.
  4. Let boil for 2-3 minutes, then pour over the mixture in the bowl and stir well.
    Transfer to a lined baking dish. Place a piece of baking paper on top and press down firmly all over. You can use the side of a glass to do this.
  5. Place in the freezer to set.
  6. Remove from freezer and cut into squares, then store in an airtight container either at room temperature or in the freezer.

Tip: if making for eating before or after exercise then use 1 tsp salt, otherwise 1/2 tsp is fine.

Nutrition Notes: per serving: 1/12 of recipe

298 calories, 7g protein, 44g carbs, 5g fiber, 12g fat

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