Monday, May 21, 2012

Chewy Granola Bars

There are times when I just want a healthy snack that is not processed and has no sugar. Something chewy. Something filling. Something nutty, even though two of my children have nut allergies. Am I selfish? I found this recipe and was so excited to try it. I had all the ingredients on hand and thought that I would give it a try. I tweaked it a bit to my taste and gobbled it up.

This last picture shows the perfect combination of foods: organic plain yogurt, organic strawberry jam, and a hearty chunk of the chewy granola bar. I became addicted even though I shouldn't be eating too much dairy or sugar. A1 doesn't have nut allergies, so he was able to enjoy this with me. Him and my husband agreed that this combination was really, really good.

Chewy Granola Bars
adapted from new

1/2 cup almond butter
1/4 cup of honey
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 cup organic oats
1 cup total of: sesame seeds, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, chia seeds

  1. Melt almond butter, honey, and coconut oil in a sauce pan.
  2. Remove from heat and add oats.
  3. Add one cup (total) of sesame seeds, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, or whatever nuts or dried fruit you might have.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Pour into an 8X8 inch pan.
  6. Chill in refrigerator.
  7. Cut and eat.
  8. Store in refrigerator.

1 comment:

  1. That looks very delicious :)