I love granola bars. Over the years, I have gone through phases of several brands. However, the more and more I learn about food; the more and more I want to create our own version. A very close friend of mine shared a similar recipe with us back in March of 2018; however, it used peanut butter. Therefore, we switched it up and made it safe for us. It is a hit not only with everyone in our house, including our picky son, but also a huge favorite for anyone who visits.
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup of almond butter (We use Barney’s almond butter because it is free of peanut contamination, unlike many other brands.)
2/3 Cup unsweetened coconut flakes (toasted at 350 degrees for 6 minutes, flip them half way through)
1/2 cup chia seeds or grounded flax
1/3 cup raw honey
1/4 cup Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients.
Chill for 30 minutes
Roll into balls
Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
- Substitute any other nut butter including peanut butter if safe for your family.
- For a protein boost, add in some protein powder.
These are a great way to satisfy that sweet tooth and get some much needed energy along the way.