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.
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!