The Nomad Bar

The Nomad Bar

I’ve tried lots of recipes for flapjacks and energy bars and this one is my absolute favouorite. It’s super easy, no baking required, there’s only 5 ingredients for the basic recipe and it’s bursting with yummy goodness. I make a batch of these every week for breakfast and I never know how they are going to turn out! Sometimes they are super firm and hold together perfectly – and other times they are a bit crumbly. It all depends on the moistness of the dates you are using. But one thing is for sure – they are always super delicious. Enjoy!

The Nomad Bar

The Nomad Bar

SJ Hopwood
A no-bake flapjack bar.
Prep Time 10 mins
Setting Time in the Fridge 4 hrs
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 6 bars


  • Baking tin
  • Bowl to mix
  • Food processor


  • 1 cup dates of your choice - soaked for min 20 mins if they're not juicy
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut or almond butter
  • 1 cup almonds - toasted under the grill
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats - toasted under the grill
  • 1/4 cup cocoa nibs (OPTIONAL - see notes)


  • Place the cocoa nibs in a bowl IF YOU ARE USING
  • Stir in the toasted oats and almonds
  • Drain the dates if they've been soaked, process them in a food processor until squishy and then mix them into the bowl
  • Gently warm the agave nectar and the peanut butter together in a saucepan using a low heat. When it's runny, pour the mixture into the bowl and give all the ingredients a good stir with a spoon to combine
  • Tip the mixture into a lightly greased, non-stick tin and press firmly to distribute evenly. I use the back of a spoon splashed with cold water for this step.
  • Cover the tin and pop it into the fridge to set - I like to leave it for at least 4 hours
  • Remove from the fridge and cut into bars - I use a pizza slicer for this and I cut them into 6 substantial bars - but you could slice them thinner and get more bars.
  • I then wrap them and keep them in the fridge. Best consumed within 5-6 days.


This bar also works brilliantly with other dried fruit and nuts/choc chips etc. Enjoy experimenting.

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