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Millet Apricot Energy Bars {vegan, gluten-free}

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 18 mins
  • Total Time: 48 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x


5-ingredient toasted millet apricot energy bars will power you through any endeavor. They are naturally vegan and gluten-free.


  • 1/3 cup millet
  • 1 cup rolled oats (old-fashioned or quick-cooking)
  • 11/4 cups (packed) moist dried apricot halves
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded/flaked coconut
  • 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
  • Optional: 1 and 1/2 tablespoons cacao nibs or chopped dark chocolate


  1. Preheatoven to 350F. Spread the millet on a rimmed cookie sheet; bake for 15 to 20 minutes, opening the oven and shaking the pan once or twice, or until the millet is light golden brown. Transfer to bowl of food processor and cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Add oats to millet in food processor; pulse until millet and oats are broken down somewhat. Add the apricots, coconut and coconut oil. Process, using on/off pulses, until the apricots are finely chopped and the mixture begins to hold together and clump on the sides of the bowl. If adding cacao nib, add now, and pulse several times to combine.
  3. Transfer mixture to a large piece of parchment paper or plastic wrap and shape into an 8×4-inch rectangle. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Cut into 8 bars.


If the apricots are not very moist, soak them in warm water and then drain before using.

  • Category: Energy Bars, Power Bars


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 134
  • Sugar: 11.9 g
  • Sodium: 2 mg
  • Fat: 4.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.3 g
  • Fiber: 3.2 g
  • Protein: 3.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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