What I like about these energy bars:
- only 3 ingredients
- you usually have sesame seeds in your pantry if you occasionally cook Asian dishes
- sesame is a bit cheaper than other kinds of seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, chia etc.): I calculated that one serving of these bars costs less than 0.50 euro
- these bars are lower in sugar compared to traditional sesame bars made with honey or date syrup: 4 g per bar instead of up to 20 g in some recipes
- they’re a source of fiber: 3 g per serving
Ingredients for 2 servings:
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- 2 dried figs
- 1 egg white
Dry roast the sesame seeds until lightly brown to enhance their flavor (you can skip this part if you prefer non-roasted raw seeds).
Put sesame seeds and figs in a food processor. The whole idea is to grind the seeds very coarse but not super fine.
Add egg white and mix. Put in small molds.
Bake 10 minutes at 200 degrees celsius. After 10 min, flip the bars on the other side and bake for another 10 min.
Estimated nutrition facts per serving: 110 kcal, 4.5 g protein, 8.5 g carbs, 4 g sugar, 6.5 g fat, 3 g fiber
A bit high in fat, but all in all a great little snack!