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The Apricot, Pistachio and Oat Energy Bar

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Jan 30, 2020

The Apricot, Pistachio and Oat Energy Bar
  1. PREP
  2. 15 m
  • COOK
  • 20 m
  • 35 m

Given how sugar-laden the American diet is, it's no surprise that nutrition experts find store-bought energy bars to be much too sweet. Recipe courtesy of Maggie Moon, MS, RD, author of The Elimination Diet Workbook.



  • 1 cup Oatmeal-Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Pistachio Nuts
  • 1/2 cup Dried Apricots
  • 1/2 cup Dried Montmorency Tart Cherries
  • 2 tbsp Pomegranate Molasses
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 medium Navel Orange
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
  • 1 pinch Salt


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2 Combine oats, pistachios, dried apricots, dried cherries, orange zest and a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl.
3 Combine pomegranate molasses and vanilla and then add to the dry mix.
4 Juice orange and slowly add small amounts of orange juice, adding just enough to keep mixture from being overly dry (optional: add small amounts of olive oil for same purpose). The mix should be sticky.
5 Press the mixture into an 8x8-inch pan lined with wax or parchment paper so that it extends over the edges, and press down and into corners.
6 Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees until dough begins to pull at sides. Let cool completely before lifting out of pan and cutting into bars or squares.