Introduction: 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!
Homemade goodness...no added words you can't pronounce.
Best best part.
**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!
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!
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!
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