Who doesn’t like granola bars, one of the most convenient snacks available? Nevertheless, when you look at the list of ingredients on the purchased ones, you will see that it generally includes a lot of maize, which many of us dislike. But did you know that organic raw blue agave syrup may simply replace it? If not, begin reading. Cooking is much better!
Time to prepare: 10 minutes
Time to cook: 30 to 35 minutes
- 1 cup (250ml) of organic rolled oat (gluten free if needed, like Bob’s Red Mills)
- 2/3 cup (160ml) of organic quinoa flakes
- 1/2 cup (125ml) of sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup (125ml) of pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup (125ml) of raw shelled hemp seeds
- 1/2 cup (125ml) of organic unsweetened coconut
- 1/4 cup (62.5ml) of grounded organic flax seeds
- 1/4 cup (62.5ml) of raisin
- 1/2 cup (125ml) of chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup (125ml) of organic raw cane sugar
- 1/2 tsp. (2.5ml) of Himalayan pink salt
- 1/2 tsp. (2.5ml) of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. (2.5ml) of ground ginger
- 1/3 cup (80ml) of sunflower butter
- 2 tsp. (10ml) of vanilla
- 6 tbsp. (180ml) of vegan butter (I used Earth Balance)
- 100ml Organic raw blue agave syrup
- about 2 tbsp. (30ml) of water (more or less if needed, your whole mixture has to be moist.)
- Preheat your oven to 350º.
- Put all dry ingredients in a big bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix the sunflower butter, the vanilla, the butter, the syrup.
- Combine everything together and add a bit of water if needed. You need it to be moist.
- You will need to put it in a 8″x13″ greased pan and lightly press your mix. I put parchmin paper, it is easier to handle.
- Put it in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and let it cool. If its too hot, it won’t hold too well.
What are our readers’ thoughts on this recipe?
I followed your recipe perfectly and they are AMAZING!! I had some on my way to work this morning, and I’m so glad I made them the day before. On Saturday, we’re hosting a birthday celebration for my husband’s mother, so I could have some for myself while everyone else is there:).
Maybe they will ease Grandmother’s arthritis? My grandmother has arthritis in her knees. Her joints tend to stiffen whenever she consumes corn-based foods. And she may be in excruciating agony. Is this a problem for anybody else? Maybe your granola recipe may come in handy.
I despise the granola bars sold at health food shops. They are heavy in sweeteners and include a lot of other ingredients. These are exactly right, not too sugary, and quite yummy!
This dish is delicious even without the chocolate chips. It’s similar to a gooey banana nut bread. Very tasty, and so simple!
And did you know you’re not going to be sorry if you eat this? You do, you do, you do, so don’t hesitate do alright do-doo and come and do it and eat it and taste it and you’ll be pleased believe me boi!