Homemade Pecan Pie Larabars

Homemade larabar_ingredients

 

The multitude of “healthy” snack bars on the market right now is overwhelming. If you have ever visited this section at Whole Foods, you know what I mean, and you probably left with a headache caused by attempting to decipher the nutritional value of 20 different labels at once. I’ve always been a fan of the Larabars brand; they have a short ingredients list, and those ingredients consist of real food with no fancy words for sugar. Real food makes me real happy.  I particularly love the pecan pie flavor, and with only 3 ingredients: dates, pecans, and almonds–I felt up to the challenge of recreating it.

 

Since they are pecan pie flavored I chose to use mostly pecans, with just a few almonds. I did add a little vanilla and salt to my version, which adds to the pie flavor. My version tastes EXACTLY like the real thing, if not just a touch sweeter. The nutrient breakdown is almost identical too. I now have every intention of recreating the full array of Larabars–the Key Lime Pie flavor is begging me to make them next…

 

Even though Larabars are not a low-calorie snack, nor do they contain the amount of protein I typically recommend for something light, they still are a great, compact, and healthy source of calories. They are a great option for those days when you need a good-for-you snack because you had a long run or an intense workout. On a regular day I’ll typically eat 1/2 a homemade Larabar (because I like a little sweetness) with a higher protein snack like a hard-boiled egg or some tuna with celery. They are definitely the smarter choice over a sugar-filled brownie or cookie.

 

 

homemade pecan pie larabar

 

What’s your favorite healthy snack bar?

5 Responses to Homemade Pecan Pie Larabars

  1. Sean M says:

    These look awesome Ryan! I think I’ll try to whip up a batch this weekend.

  2. Roger says:

    whtz the difference between refined/unrefind…

    did a search and get a lot of verbiage on this n that…

    simply put…simple reply…

    thanks,
    roger

  3. […] homemade pecan pie Larabars […]

  4. […] or super speedy like a banana or apple. Just hear me out – pre-make these homemade Pecan Pie Larabars and I promise you’ll feel like you’re eating dessert for breakfast on your morning […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *