Superfood Granola Bars

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Super Food Granola Bar

In the last year or so I added hemp seeds to my “must eat” list of foods. I’ll admit, the list of healthy things I keep adding to my daily “must eat” list is getting a bit out of hand—between the vegetables, flaxseeds, raw vegetable juices, fermented foods, etc. my stomach barely has room to fit it all in. Still, now that I know the health benefits of hemp seeds I’m finding creative ways to get my daily hemp fix too. I think of hemp seeds almost as a “superfood” because they have a tremendous nutritional profile. Look at just a few of the benefits

  • all 20 amino acids
  • easily digestible protein
  • essential fatty acids
  • great source of Omega-6 and Omega-3

And here it is….vegan, raw, tasty, and oh-so-delicious, these bars are top notch for satisfying your hunger

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup medjool dates, pitted and packed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup  Hemp Seed Butter (could replace with other natural nut butter)
  • 2 cups raw oats
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 goji berries
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt

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Directions:

  1. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Soak pitted dates in 1/4 cup water for at least 30 minutes. Transfer soaked dates and water to blender and blend until the dates form a smooth paste.
  3. Pour date paste into a large bowl. Add the hemp seed butter and mix until well combined. Fold in the remaining ingredients until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and spread even. Flatten top.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours until bars set up. Cut into 16 squares.
  6. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Enjoy as a snack for a good, healthy boost of protein.

Zuzana

 

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One Response to “Superfood Granola Bars”

  1. Excellent bars! Friends & family really enjoyed them! Will be making more for sure,

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