Apricot & seed protein bar

Apricot & seed protein bar

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 min


Cuts into 14 slices

Snack on this oaty bar to stave off hunger pangs. It contains dried fruit, chia, sunflower and sesame seeds, coconut and hemp powder

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per slice

  • kcal78
  • fat4g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre3g
  • protein3g
  • salt0g
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  • 140g dried apricot
  • 40g oats
    Two piles of oats



    Oats are processed by rolling (steamed and pressed) or steel-cutting (cut into pieces). There is…

  • 40g desiccated coconut
  • 25g sunflower seed
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 15g dried cranberries
  • 3 tbsp hemp protein powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds


  1. Purée apricots in a food processor with 150ml boiling water and the oats, then scrape the mixture into a bowl. Toast coconut, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds in a non-stick pan over a low heat, then stir into the apricots with the cranberries, hemp powder and chia seeds to make a thick paste.

  2. Roll into a long log on a sheet of cling film. Wrap tightly, chill, then slice thinly to serve. Will keep in the fridge for 2 weeks.

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7th Sep, 2015
I needed to source some of the ingredients from a health food shop, and even then I got shelled hemp seeds rather than powder. I also substituted the cranberries for sultanas as I forgot to buy them. Turned out well for me, it has a soft texture so don't expect it to be like eating a cereal bar or flapjack (which is what I was expecting) but I liked the taste so I think I would make this again as a healthy snack.
13th Feb, 2014
I made this, following the recipe to the T, but I just ended up with a squidgy paste which wouldn't set at all. I feel there is some sort of step missing here. If I was snaking this again I wouldn't add the oats to the puree and add after. And cook in a tin for about 20mins to try to help set.
24th Jan, 2014
Sounds like a really useful recipe - however all ingredients IMPOSSIBLE to source! can you suggest nutritional/match/ alternatives to hemp powder and chia seeds please
Ruth Parlour
6th May, 2017
I bought every ingredient from Tesco apart from Hemp which can be bought on Amazon. You just need to know where to look. Some of it is in the baking Isle.
19th Feb, 2014
The ingredients are available from Ocado.
15th Feb, 2020
Do you need to use the hemp powder
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17th Feb, 2020
Hi 57cher, you could make these without the hemp powder but just be aware that the nutritional information will be incorrect, the hemp provides lots of protein. Cassie (Senior Food Editor, BBC Good Food)
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