Beyond finishing homework and studying for exams, other factors can impact students’ academic success. One important component is a healthy diet. The benefits of a nutritious diet are countless and include increased energy levels, stress reduction, and positive mental development. Thus. here are three easy recipes for healthy snacks without refined sugar!

Healthy Snack Recipes

Hearty Oatmeal Bar

Prep time: 10 minutes

Bake time: 20 minutes at 175°F

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1.5 cups walnuts
  • 1.5 cup raisins and/or bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Recipe:

  1. Preheat oven to 175°F
  2. Blend oatmeal and walnuts
  3. Add raisins and/or chocolate into mixing bowl with the oatmeal and walnuts
  4. Next, whisk egg and add to mixing bowl
  5. Then, add honey and mix until batter is a sticky and doughy consistency
  6. Spread our dough on a small baking tray covered with parchment paper
  7. Bake in oven at 175°F for 20 minutes, then slice and enjoy.

Crunchy Apple Chips

Prep time: 10 minutes

Bake time: 1 hour at 120°F

This sweet and satisfying snack only calls for 3 ingredients: apple, honey, and cinnamon!

Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 120°F
  2. Slice the apples thinly and arrange on baking tray lined with parchment paper
  3. Drizzle honey and sprinkle cinnamon on top
  4. Bake for 1 hour at 120°F. Then, feel free to crunch away!

Delicious Flourless Cake 

Did you know it is possible to bake a delicious cake without oil, sugar, or flour?!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Bake time: 30 minutes at 200°F

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 4 eggs
  • 0.5 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

Recipe:

  1. Preheat oven to 200°F
  2. Mash bananas with a fork
  3. Whisk eggs and add to mixing bowl
  4. Add honey, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cocoa and mix
  5. Bake for 200°F for half an hour. Indulge in your guilt-free sweet treat!