Nut Free Granola bar dilemma
I love granola bars but am not really impressed with the options available for purchase. As a result, I’m always on the lookout for an easy and delicious granola bar recipe that will save me some money and I can feel good about eating. Additionally, with many schools adopting a nut-free policy for snacks, this recipe seemed to be a good fit for the kids snack option.
Bars, bites or granola?
I pulled the pan out of the oven, excited to cut in and eat some bars. However, the moment I attempted to cut, the whole pan contents crumbled into small bites and loose granola. Despite this set back, my final product was a sweet and crunchy granola, that has been a great snack to munch on through out the day.
Let me know if you try this recipe and have better luck with achieving bar status.
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup Mike’s Mix Chia Seeds
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Line an 8 x10 pan with paper or spray with non-stick spray
Combine oats, coconut, sultanas, chia seeds, chocolate chips and cinnamon in a large bowl.
In a small saucepan, melt coconut oil, vanilla and honey/syrup over low heat until combined. Add to dry ingredients and combine well.
Transfer to pan and press down firmly. If you want a crispy bar, spread mixture thinly. If you want chewy, use a smaller pan so the mixture is thick.
Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.