Chewy Granola Bars
I remembered an old recipe that I enjoyed and quickly started looking for it. I was in the mood to make a healthy snack I could nibble on in between meals.
I would love to give credit to the original owner of this recipe, but it is not on my paper anywhere. I know it is from my Paleo days, so whomever in the paleo world created this recipe, thank you!
I had to veganize the recipe just a little. The recipe calls for honey, so I offered other alternatives like molasses, agave, or syrup...you get the picture. I personally still eat honey on occasion, but I wanted the recipe to be vegan, so I used syrup.
This is not a nut friendly recipe, so if you have a nut allergy this recipe is not for you.
It is an easy recipe that you could prepare with your kids if you are looking for something to create with your kids in the kitchen.
1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
1/4 cup almond butter
2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
1/3 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/3 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pulse to the size of sunflower seeds)
1/2 cup almond flour
1/3 cup extra virgin coconut oil (melted)
1/4 cup honey or molasses or syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp flaxseed meal
2 tbsp water
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips and/or chopped dried fruit
Preheat oven to 325 F
In a small bowl, combine flax meal and water set it aside for 10 minutes.
Add coconut oil, syrup, vanilla, almond butter with flax meal goo and mix well.
In another medium bowl, add almond flour, baking soda, almond slices, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, coconut, chocolate chips, and/or dried fruit. Pour in flax goo and stir until all is combined.
In greased 9X13 pan, dump into the pan, and pat down with the back of spatula or hand.
Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes
Let it completely cool before cutting
Your turn: What is your favorite granola mix?
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