Nuts, Fruit and Protein Granola Bars!

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Hi! My name is Natalie! I have an awesome husband that lets me be a Play-at-home mom of 3! We ...

Intro: Nuts, Fruit and Protein Granola Bars!

Homemade Nut Protein Granola Bars!
Filled with crunchy nuts and chewy fruit...

Soft and chewy granola bars...real natural energy!
They are packed with protein and work as a meal replacement bar!

Take them camping, pack in lunches or eat on the go!

Best part.
Homemade goodness...no added words you can't pronounce.

Best best part.

Yummy.

**These are 5 to nearly 40 year old approved!**

All the ingredients are brought to us by the letter Bee!

Really, Bees are the reason we can have these granola bars!

Step 1: Ingredients!

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups of Old Fashioned Oats (only 1 cup pictured)

1 cup Almond Flour

1/2 cup Chia Seeds

1/2 cup Raisins

1/2 cup Chopped Dates

1/2 cup Protein Powder (vanilla or chocolate)

1 cup Honey

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

I started by grinding up some almonds to make my own flour.

It sure would be easier in a larger food processor. :)

Step 2: Mixing!

Next:
Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.

(At this point, you will totally want to eat a bowl of it like cereal)

Pour the honey over the top and stir it in.

Once completely stirred, it should hold together pretty well.

Step 3: Press and Bake!

Now press it all down into a baking dish.
I wet my hands slightly so the honey wouldn't stick and

pressed it down as tightly as I could.

The tighter it is pressed the better the bars will stay together.

Place in the oven and bake at 350* F for 20-30 minutes.
I went with the 30...and the edges are crisp...but the best part too.

Remove from the oven and let them cool...then cut into bars.

Step 4: Sit Back and Enjoy!

I wrapped some parchment paper and tied them with twine.
They are so yummy.

My 5 year old swooped in and ate all the crumbs while I was wrapping them!

To store them for lunches or camping,

wrap them with clear plastic wrap and put them in an air tight container.

Should be good for about 2 weeks...if they even last that long!

Enjoy these Homemade Protein Granola Bars made from Bees!

Check out my blog Doodlecraft for more awesomeness!

And please vote for me in the Made by BEES contest!

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    mystico

    4 years ago on Introduction

    I made these as the first of many weekend experiments to improve my 11-year-old daughter's eating habits. Everyone else in the house (my wife, my MIL, and me) loved them! The daughter, not so much. I think I just need to tweak the recipe though, as she just doesn't like raisins. So next time it will be all nuts and seeds and no dried fruit. This recipe is a huge success though and will become a staple in my household. Quick and easy!

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    HollyMann

    4 years ago on Introduction

    wow I'm dying to eat some of those...I'd have to modify things due to stomach issues...but oh well..they look SOOO delicious :) Thanks for sharing!

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    amiller52

    4 years ago on Introduction

    So, do you have to adjust the remaining ingredients if you leave out the protein powder? I have all the other ingredients (including some yummy natural honey) but am missing protein powder... Looks Delicious, btw!!!

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    doodlecraftamiller52

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    I'd just leave it out or maybe just add a little more almond flour. Easy and you can kind of fake it every time you make it! :)

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    wold630

    4 years ago on Introduction

    You're awesome! These look and sound amazing! :)

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    doodlecraftRezeinz

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Yep, if you use Natural Whey Protein. You can even leave it out if you want and they will be just as great...or substitute something like bee pollen. :) Win Win!