Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Raw Granola Bars

Raw. So healthy for your body. It takes such little energy to digest so all that "extra" energy goes to, well, you!

My amazing cousin Glenda gave me this recipe. Don't bother making one batch. You might at well quadruple it like I do! I like to store snack size bags with a couple bars in each in my freezer. Quick grab on the way out the door!

Raw Granola Bars

4 cups oats (1/2 regular 1/2 quick)
1/2 cup oat bran
1/2 cup flaxseed meal
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1 cup chopped dried fruit
1/2 tsp salt

-Binding stuff-
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup brown rice syrup or maple syrup
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup almond butter
2 tsp vanilla or maple flavoring
Grease 15x11 pan.

Combine oats, oat bran, flaxseed meal, sunflower seeds, almonds, dried fruit and salt.
Melt coconut oil on low heat. Add syrup, honey and sugar. Heat and stir one minute. Add almond butter and extract. Pour over dry ingredients stirring well to combine.
Spread into pan, pushing down firmly with wax paper. Let cool completely. Refrigerate or freeze.

I ground the sunflower seeds and almonds so they wouldn't be a choking hazard.

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