Homemade All-Natural Granola Bars

It’s the season of giving. Yes, it is.

This Christmas season, give the gift of all-natural yummy goodness – Homemade Granola Bars. You can wrap them up and surprise your coworkers, friend and family members.

I love sharing these with my clients as it makes a perfect after workout snack.

Also a healthy addition to your kids lunch bags, quick breakfast on a go or take it on your afternoon hike…or last minute Christmas shopping trip ;-)

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 medium very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup cranberries and/or raisins
  • 1 cup of mixed nuts and seeds
  • 1.5 cups regular oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (or other flour)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8th tsp salt 

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350F and line an 8 inch square pan with parchment.
  • In a medium bowl, combine agave, ground flax seeds, almond milk, oil, and vanilla. Whisk together.
  • Mash bananas with fork and stir into the wet mixture.
  • Stir in the cranberries , raisins and nuts & seeds. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, mix your dry ingredients.
  • Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir well.
  • Scoop the granola batter into the pan.
  • Smooth out with a spoon or hands and press it down firmly.
  • Bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes until the edges begin to golden and it is slightly firm to touch.
  • Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack and cooling completely.
  • Slice into 8-10 bars.
Be creative with adding different nuts, seeds, dried fruit or even dark chocolate chunks
Enjoy and don’t forget to share :-)
Talk soon,
Zuzana
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