Don’t you just love guilt-free goodies? Here are some great homemade “granola” bars that work equally-well as a healthy snack, post-workout fuel, or breakfast on-the-go.
This is a very easy, quick receipe. No baking required!
Here is what you’ll need:
1.5 c Oats
1/2 c Shredded Coconut
1 c or more of a mix of sunflower seeds, raisins, pumpkin seeds, almonds and cashews
1/2 c Chocolate Chips
3 scoops Protein Powder (my fav? Visalus protien powder)
2 Tbsp Flax Seeds
2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
2 Tbsp Hemp Seeds
Other items I like to use: Craisins, sesame seeds and walnuts.
1 Ripe Banana (mashed)
1/2 c Maple Syrup or agave syrup (you can also try sugar-free syrups)
1/2 c Peanut Butter (or any nut butter, i.e. almond, pecan, cashew, etc.)
1 Tsp Vanilla or Maple Extract
Combine all DRY ingredients in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, mash ripe banana, and add all wet ingredients.
Pour wet ingredients into dry, and mix well. The consistency should be moist and sticky.
Spread mixture into 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish lined with plastic wrap or waxed paper. Press until flat.
Place dish in freezer for a few hours, or until firm. Remove from dish and carefully cut into squares/bars or logs. For easy grab-and-go snacks, wrap bars individually.
Store in fridge or freezer for up to a month. Be careful: these bars soften quickly at room temperature.
Shout out to my girl Rachel at Daily Routine Blog for the recipe!