Pumpkin Spice Moringa Energy Bars (Easy & Gluten-free)

September 10, 2018

Back To School

By: Jasmine Briones 

You'd never guess that these Pumpkin Spiced Moringa Energy Bars are healthy and gluten-free! They are loaded with healthy and easy to find ingredients, can be made in less than half an hour at home and will give you the boost of energy you need for a long day at school or work. #vegan #pumpkinspiced #energybars #backtoschool #schoolsnack #collegesnack #dormroom #student #kidrecipe #work #30minute #homemade #sweetsimplevegan

You’d never guess that these Pumpkin Spice Moringa Energy Bars are healthy and gluten-free! They are loaded with healthy and easy to find ingredients, can be made in less than half an hour at home and will give you the boost of energy you need for a long day at school or work.

You'd never guess that these Pumpkin Spiced Moringa Energy Bars are healthy and gluten-free! They are loaded with healthy and easy to find ingredients, can be made in less than half an hour at home and will give you the boost of energy you need for a long day at school or work. #vegan #pumpkinspiced #energybars #backtoschool #schoolsnack #collegesnack #dormroom #student #kidrecipe #work #30minute #homemade #sweetsimplevegan

With back to school (and all pumpkin everything) season in full swing, we wanted to share our take on a vegan energy bar as it is something we frequented when we were students ourselves. When we were in school, we opted for popular store-bought bars which were probably loaded with not the best ingredients, so today we are going to share with you a healthier option.

You'd never guess that these Pumpkin Spiced Moringa Energy Bars are healthy and gluten-free! They are loaded with healthy and easy to find ingredients, can be made in less than half an hour at home and will give you the boost of energy you need for a long day at school or work. #vegan #pumpkinspiced #energybars #backtoschool #schoolsnack #collegesnack #dormroom #student #kidrecipe #work #30minute #homemade #sweetsimpleveganThese pumpkin spiced moringa bars are loaded with more recognizable ingredients, can be made in less than an hour and a half at home (including the chilling time), and will give you the boost of energy you need for a long day at school or work.

You'd never guess that these Pumpkin Spiced Moringa Energy Bars are healthy and gluten-free! They are loaded with healthy and easy to find ingredients, can be made in less than half an hour at home and will give you the boost of energy you need for a long day at school or work. #vegan #pumpkinspiced #energybars #backtoschool #schoolsnack #collegesnack #dormroom #student #kidrecipe #work #30minute #homemade #sweetsimplevegan

The star ingredient of these energy bars is moringa powder. I actually grew up eating this superfood ingredient, but never actually realized how good it was for me. I knew it as malunggay, which is how you say moringa in tagalog!

The moringa plant is a large tree that is unlike many other plants in that the whole tree is suitable for human consumption, from its leaves to its flowers, pods, and seeds! Moringa supplies a healthy serving of iron and vitamin A, is rich in antioxidants, contains important adaptogens that naturally block stress from affecting the human body, helps to regulate the digestive system by providing a rich supply of calcium that will keep digestive enzymes functioning normally, and has a good supply of fiber, amongst other things. You can read all about its health benefits here, but I think all of the above should be convincing enough for you to try it out!

You'd never guess that these Pumpkin Spiced Moringa Energy Bars are healthy and gluten-free! They are loaded with healthy and easy to find ingredients, can be made in less than half an hour at home and will give you the boost of energy you need for a long day at school or work. #vegan #pumpkinspiced #energybars #backtoschool #schoolsnack #collegesnack #dormroom #student #kidrecipe #work #30minute #homemade #sweetsimplevegan If you make this recipe, let us know what you think in the comments below! + If you post any photos on Instagram, make sure you tag us @sweetsimplevegan and @consciouschris so that we don’t miss it, we love seeing your photos!

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You'd never guess that these Pumpkin Spiced Moringa Energy Bars are healthy and gluten-free! They are loaded with healthy and easy to find ingredients, can be made in less than half an hour at home and will give you the boost of energy you need for a long day at school or work. #vegan #pumpkinspiced #energybars #backtoschool #schoolsnack #collegesnack #dormroom #student #kidrecipe #work #30minute #homemade #sweetsimplevegan

Pumpkin Spice Moringa Energy Bars (Gluten-free)


  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 7 bars

Description

You’d never guess that these Pumpkin Spice Moringa Energy Bars are healthy and gluten-free! They are loaded with healthy and easy to find ingredients, can be made in less than half an hour at home and will give you the boost of energy you need for a long day at school or work.


Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup (96g) almonds
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons moringa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ½ cups pitted dates (205 g), roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 35 tablespoons of water

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients up to the salt into a food processor and run until uniform.
  2. Add in the dates, maple syrup, vanilla extract and 3 tablespoons of water and run until a dough-like consistency is reached. To test if there is enough moisture, squeeze together a bit of the mixture in between your fingers. If it sticks together it is ready to go, and if not, add about 2 more tablespoons of water.
  3. Press the dough into a small dish (we used a glass dish of 11x8x4″) and flatten out as evenly as possible. Place into the refrigerator to set for at least 1 hour.
  4. Remove from the refrigerator and cut into bars. We cut ours into 7 (11 x 1 x 1 inch) bars.

Notes

  • Store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-free

Keywords: Snack, Vegan, Gluten-free, Back To School, Bars, Moringa, Refined Sugar-free

Nutrition facts label provided by Nutri Fox.

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  1. GIULIA says:

    LOVELY!!!

  2. S K says:

    I made these last night! I totally forgot to add the chia seeds and I ended up using some candied ginger and the last of some cacao nibs because that’s all I had. Still delicious! I formed them into a bread pan and got 7 bars. How would one store these?

    • Awesome, so glad they worked out! The candied ginger and cacao nibs sound awesome in these. To store them, place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

  3. Love this recipe! Made this for my husband and he devoured it! Moringa is truly a miracle tree and can be used for anything. I am with http://www.terraisla.com. Hope you can check us out too!

  4. Rada Rich says:

    I have stage 4 cancer and have been using moringa powder in smoothies for 2 years. I wanted to try bars and bread. So excited to try your bar recipe. Thank you.

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