Energy bars

Serves: 16 (makes 16 bars)
Time to make: 30 mins

Total cost: $ 7.20 / $ 0.45 per serve

(at time of publication)

Energy bars
  • Ingredients

  • Nutrition Info.(per serve)

Cutting dairy out of your diet for health reasons or because you’re vegan doesn’t have to be a chore. Healthy Food Guide has an extensive collection of healthy dairy-free recipes to make the transition easy and delicious.


Use the basic energy bar recipe, then pick which variation excites your taste buds.

Carrot cake bars

Time to make: 25–30 minutes

Mixed nuts: Use walnuts
Mixed seeds: Use linseeds
Dried fruit: Use 1/3 cup chopped dried dates
Nut butter: Use almond butter
Add: 1/2 cup finely grated carrot (squeezed to remove excess liquid), 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg in step 3

  • Dairy free
  • 600kJ/142cal, 4g protein, 8g total fat, 1g sat fat, 15g carbs, 5g sugars, 3g fibre, 20mg sodium, 50mg calcium, 1.5mg iron

Choc-peanut bars

Time to make: 20–25 minutes

Mixed nuts: Use peanuts
Mixed seeds: Use sunflower seeds
Nut butter: Use peanut butter
Omit: Dried fruit
Increase: Honey to 3 tablespoons
Once baked: Drizzle bar with 50g melted 70% dark chocolate

  • Dairy free
  • 640kJ/154cal, 6g protein, 9g total fat, 2g sat fat, 10g carbs, 5g sugars, 2g fibre, 10mg sodium, 20mg calcium, 1.5mg iron

Vanilla and cranberry bars

Time to make: 20 minutes

Mixed nuts: Use pistachios
Mixed seeds: Use pumpkin seeds
Dried fruit: Use dried cranberries
Nut butter: Use almond butter
Add: 2 teaspoons vanilla extract to mixture in step 3

  • Dairy free
  • 570kJ/137cal, 5g protein, 7g total fat, 1g sat fat, 15g carbs, 5g sugars, 3g fibre, 20mg sodium, 40mg calcium, 1.5mg iron

HFG tip

Note: Costings and nutrition information apply to basic recipe only.

Photographer: Mark O'Meara
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