Healthy No Bake Granola Bars

Thursday, February 27, 2020

With a goal to eat better in 2020 I went on a search for a healthy glanoral recipe. I tried a few and made two version of this; in theory you can combine any nuts and seeds to make the recipe.

What you need:
140 grams or 1 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
60 grams or ½ cup walnuts roughly chopped
40 grams or 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
40 grams or 1/4 cup chia seeds
40 grams or 1/3 cup Goji berries
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
10 soft dates pitted
4 tablespoons honey, liquid (or maple syrup for a vegan version)
3 tablespoons liquid coconut oil
50 grams or 1/3 cup blueberries

How to make it:
Toast rolled oats, roughly chopped walnuts and pumpkin seeds in a dry pan over medium heat for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
Mix them well with chia seeds, goji berries and cinnamon and set aside.
Blend pitted dates, maple syrup or honey and liquid coconut oil until smooth. Combine dry and liquid ingredients and add pomegranate seeds.
Line a 17 x 26 cm (6 x 10 inches) or similar size baking pan with parchment paper and gently spread the mixture evenly across bottom.
 Press it down very firmly using the base of a glass. Chill the mixture in the freezer for at least 40 minutes, better 60 minutes until firm.
Lift the parchment paper and adjust the shape of the edges to your liking. Put into 12 bars with a sharp knife. 

If you want to give them as gifts: Wrap each bar in a parchment paper strip and decorate with a stripped string. Enjoy!