These baked granola bars are fiber-rich and convenient too. When you combine all the ingredients and bake them, you can also dip the bars in dark chocolate for a richer (but still healthy) breakfast option. These crunchy bars are naturally-sweetened and full of protein too. Check here for the best coffee machine reviews.
Prepare These Ingredients:
1/2 cup of rolled oats
1/4 cup of slivered almonds (raw)
1/8 cup of flaxseed meal
1/3 cup of unsweetened coconut (desiccated)
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup of dates (chopped)
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
1/8 cup of maple syrup
Prepare These Toppings Too (optional):
1/4 cup of dark chocolate (chopped)
1/2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
Follow These Steps:
First, pre-heat your oven to 375˚F.
Arrange the almonds and oats on a baking sheet that’s bare. Place the tray in the oven and bake slightly to make the almonds and oats more flavorful. Then reduce the oven’s heat to 325˚F.
In a big mixing bowl. Add the desiccated coconut, flaxseed meal, and sea salt, stir then set aside.
Add the toasted almonds and oats to the bowl as well as the chopped dates. Stir the ingredients loosely then set aside.
In a saucepan, add the coconut oil, maple syrup, and almond butter over medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil while stirring occasionally.
Add the liquid mixture to the oat mixture right away.
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly to ensure that all the dry ingredients get coated evenly.
Line a baking pan with parchment, add the oat mixture then spread it evenly around the pan. Top the mixture with parchment paper then uses a flat object to make it flat and even.
Place the baking pan in the oven and bake at 325˚F until the edges turn golden-brown.
Take the pan out of the oven and let it cool. You can also place the pan in the freezer to hasten the cooling.
After cooling, slice evenly.
You can prepare these granola bars beforehand and consume them during your busy mornings. You can also dip the bars in dark chocolate and add the toppings of your choice. Make them healthier by adding hemp seeds or other healthy ingredients.