The Best Homemade Granola Bars Ever!
It has a few simple ingredients, high in fiber, protein, minerals, vitamins, and provides a balanced dose of healthy fats.
- 1 cup organic rolled oats use gluten-free as needed
- 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp flax seeds
- 2/3 cup coconut oil or grass fed butter
- 2/3 cups honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp coconut (optional, add in if you like)
- 2-3 oz. 70% dark chocolate
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment and spread quinoa onto the pan. Toast for 10 minutes.
Put all dry ingredients into a bowl, add the puffed quinoa and mix. Then add all wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
Line a 9 x 13" pan with parchment paper or grease well with coconut oil. Scoop the ingredients into the pan, spread out evenly and press firmly into the pan so that the mixture sticks together. Bake for 25-28 minutes.
Allow the granola bars to cool. Lift them out gently by the parchement paper. Melt your chocolate if you are using it and drizzle over the bars. Pop them in the freezer for 5 minutes for the chocolate to set.
Cut them up into bars and store them in the fridge for 1-2 weeks or the freezer for 1-2 months.
You can cut these bars into any size you like. I typically cut them about 1 1/2" wide and 4-5" long.
They keep great in the freezer for 1-2 months in an air-tight glass container.