These sesame puffed rice bars are an easy and healthy homemade snack to make for your lunch box, perfect for kids.
Prepared with nutritious ingredients, they are a simple and light snack to bake and enjoy on the go.
Many store-bought rice bars are loaded with sugars and preservatives, while this recipe includes:
Puffed Brown Rice: a whole grain naturally gluten-free that provides fibres and has a low glycemic index.
Maple Syrup: a natural sweetener rich in antioxidants and lower in sugars compared to white table sugar.
Seeds: sesame seeds are high in healthy unsaturated fats and provide a plant-based source of calcium and proteins, while flax seeds contain omega-3.
Dried Apricot and Prunes: contain a lot of fibre, minerals, and antioxidants, including vitamin A and potassium.
These rice crispy treats are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy free. Also, they are suitable for nut-allergy sufferers as they are prepared without peanut butter and have no nuts.
They can be used as a sweet snack in weight loss plans as they are low in calories, just 150 per bar and have a reduced amount of sugars.
NOTE: The default ingredients yield 12 bars of 10 cm x 4 cm (3.9 inches x 1.5 inches) and one serving consists of one bar.