Granola Bars

Ingredients

2 cups rolled oats

1 cup sliced almonds

1 cup shredded coconut

1/3 cup chia seeds

3 tablespoons coconut oil

1/2  cup honey

3 tablespoons almond butter

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon sea salt

½ cup chopped pitted dates

½ cup chopped dried apricots

½ cup chopped dried cranberries

½ cup sunflower seeds

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Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degree C. Oil an 8 by 12 inch baking dish and line it with parchment paper.

Toss the oatmeal, almonds and coconut together and bake for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally until lightly brown. Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl and stir in the chia seeds.

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Reduce the oven temperature to 170 degrees C.

Place the almond butter, coconut oil, salt and honey in a small saucepan and bring it to a boil over medium heat.

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Pour over the toasted oatmeal mixture. Add dates, apricots, cranberries and sunflower seeds and stir well.

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Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Wet fingers and press the mixture well and evenly into the pan.

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Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.

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Cool for at least 2 hours before cutting into squares. While cutting, some crumbs will be left behind. I make granola balls with them.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. honeyjacob says:

    This one came out great too! The girls and I made it together, they love it 😋

    Liked by 1 person

  2. minismantra says:

    Thats great Honey….enjoy!!!!

    Like

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