No-Bake Healthy Granola Bars

 

I like to have these handy to grab a healthy powerful snack to-go or to serve with a morning shake when I’m running late in the mornings. This is a real treat for my children.  They absolutely loved them!

I make these with soaked and dehydrated oats, seeds and nuts.  the soaking and sprouting process will ensure better digestion and more nutrient absorption.

Ingredients

3 cups soaked and dehydrated rolled oats
1 cup soaked and dehydrated sunflower seeds
1 1/4 cups soaked and dehydrated peanuts, almonds, pecans or walnuts, crushed
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar (you can substitute for Rapadura)
2/3 cup raw honey or sorghum
2 Tbsp butter
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp celtic sea salt or any other wholesome salt
3/4 – 1 cup of dried fruit.  My favorite are date pieces

Directions

1. Toast the oats, sunflower seeds, and nuts in a 400 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until slightly browned.

2. Melt your choice sugar, honey or sorghum, butter, vanilla, and salt over medium heat until well melted and bubbly.  The longer you simmer this mixture the stiffer the bars.  The less time you simmer it, the more chewy.

3. Mix oats and sunflower seeds and the hot mixture together in a bowl. Add in dried fruit. Stir well to make sure it is well coated.

4. Press into a glass 9×13 pan lined with wax or parchment paper.  Place another piece of waxed paper over the mixture and press mixture into the pan.
5. Cut after the bars are cooled, but still slightly warm. I cut them right in the pan and then wrap them up individually in wax paper.

Be Creative:image

You can use many variations.  For me it is usually what I have at home.  Different nuts, dried fruit shredded coconut, chocolate chips and so on.

*Nourishing Notes

  • Use only unrefined sugars like honey and whole cane sugar (sucanat or rapadura)
  • Make sure the nuts and seeds are properly soaked and dehydrated for better digestion and more nutrient absorption.
  • When using dried fruit, make sure it’s ‘no sugar added’.
  • Consume sparingly as these are rich in sugars.

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Francesca Erazo has a passion to see her generations being strong in the Lord. Homesteading has provided an opportunity to grow in many areas of life for the whole family.
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