Nutty Granola Energy Bars (Vegan, Paleo, refined sugar free)
If you like granola and/or granola bars, you will love this recipe (I modestly hope)! To me personally granola bars is the ultimate snacking material (especially before or after a work out), which provides you with both nutrition and energy kick, since it contains various seeds and nuts.
Basically I used more or less the same ingredients as I did for my granola (the link is here: https://bit.ly/2u3aW5u), but in order to make the bars stick together you will need an extra sauce-like binding material.
150 g regular or gluten free oats
50 g buckwheat flakes (you don't have to use those, but I love this ingredient since it brings a lot of beneficial material to the entire recipe. You can read more about buckwheat benefits here: https://bit.ly/2H7xjPG)
30 g pumpkin seeds
20 g flax seeds
10 g chia seeds
10 g sesame seeds
20 g peanuts
20 g almonds
20 g hazelnuts
50 ml Agave syrup (or Maple syrup or any other liquid sweetener, for example coconut syrup)
Some Stevia if you want it sweeter (I am used to eating stuff sugar free however my son likes it a bit sweeter so it's all about finding a compromise here)
3 tbs melted coconut oil
1 tbs peanut butter
1-2 tbs tahini
A pinch of salt
Combine all the seeds and nuts together. Prepare your "sauce" separately out of the coconut oil, peanut butter and tahini (I like warming it up and melting it in a pot). When ready, pour the liquid onto your seeds and nuts. Mix. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 15 min. Oven should be approximately 180 degrees Celsius/Gas Mark 4. Make sure you check it often since it bakes real fast (my oven gets real hot so it was ready within probably 10 min).
Slice in pieces of your preferred size once it has cooled down.
Nutritional information: Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, Calcium, Zink, Phosphorus and other valuable vitamins and minerals.
High in: carbohydrates, protein and fiber.
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