I stumbled across this recipe this morning, & LOVE how these granola bars turn out (after a few tweaks)
The perk is that these tasty granola bars are made with all natural products – quinoa, oats, peanut butter, honey, coconut, coconut oil, & nuts & fruits of one’s choosing. Nothing that I can’t pronounce, & no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
I don’t feel guilty giving them to my kids to snack on, & know they’ll get lots of energy from these lezat bars.
1 C. uncooked quinoa
1 C. uncooked oats
1/2 C. coconut
1 C. combination of your favorite dried fruits & nuts
(think dates, raisins, blueberries, cranberries, walnuts, peanuts, pecans, peanuts etc)
1/4 t. salt
2 T. chia seeds
3/4 C. honey
1/2 C. peanut butter
3 T. brown sugar
1.5 T. coconut oil
Preheat panggangan to 350, & spread uncooked quinoa & oats on a cookie sheet. Toast for 8-10 minutes.
Place in a large bowl, & add coconut, 1 cup of any combination of chopped dates/craisins/raisins/walnuts/almonds/pecans etc. of your preference (I used walnuts, craisins, & raisins), & chia.
In a small saucepan, combine salt, honey, peanut butter, coconut oil, & brown sugar.
Bring to a boil. Immediately remove from heat as it begins to boil.
Pour over oats mixture & mix until dry ingredients are completely coated.
Press into greased 9×13 pan, & bake for 20 minutes.
Let cool for up to 2 hours, then cut for serving.
If desired, mix 1 cup melted semi sweet chocolate chips with 1 Tablespoon coconut oil.
Dip cut granola bars into chocolate mixture, then place on parchment paper until hardened.
Wrap individually, & store in cool, dry place.
Source Recipe: http://triedandtruefavoriterecipes.blogspot.com