Monday, February 21, 2011

Granola bars

I had off of work today so what better to do than make granola bars?

I used a recipe of Jenna's as a base for my granola bars. But I put my own little spin on it.

Here is what I had to work with:

I have heard about the health benefits of chia seeds, they are high in omega-3's,and fiber! But I wanted to know if they even taste good. So I decided to try this super food in my granola bars.

And some sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, oats, and almond butter...

Pressed into a pan

And cut into bars

The verdict? Good!

They were sweet, chewy and filling. And the chia seeds don't have a really distinct taste, so they went well with everything else in the bars.

Granola Bars:

3/4 cup honey

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4th tsp salt

1/4 cup raw almond butter

1 1/2 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup oat bran

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

3/4 cup dried cranberries

1/2 Cup Chia seeds

Combine honey, almond butter, vanilla, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Bring it down to a simmer for 3 minutes

In another bowl combine all other ingredients

Add the honey mixture to the dry ingredients until combined. Grease a 9-inch pan and press the granola into the pan. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.

Then cut into bars!

1 comment:

  1. these look fantastic! i made granola bars last week, but they were a bit cakey:( thanks for sharing this recipe! i'll definitely be giving it a try.


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