Fare With A Flair: Chewy granola bars to start the day right

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Granola bars are a quick and easy item to cover a quick breakfast or midday snack.

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Granola bars are a quick and easy item to cover a quick breakfast or midday snack.

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They are also very easy to make from scratch and you can incorporate a wide range of healthy ingredients.

My recipe includes old fashioned oats and raw almonds as a base. Coconut oil replaces the usual butter and an assortment of other seeds are included.

The honey and brown sugar help make the bars chewy. If you don’t want bars, you can cut the honey and sugar in half and have a loose granola to mix over your morning yogurt.

A tasty way to start the day.


Granola bars

(For 12)

2 cups (500 mL) old fashioned oats

3/4 cup (175 mL) whole raw almonds

3/4 cup (175 mL) dried cranberries

3/4 cup (175 mL) unsweetened coconut

1/3 cup (75 mL) unsalted roasted sunflower seeds

2 tbsp. (25 ml) flax seeds

1/4 cup (50ml) coconut oil

1/2 cup (125 ml) honey

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1/2 cup (125 mL) brown sugar

1 C. 1/2 tsp (5 mL) salt

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).

2. Place rolled oats and almonds on a baking sheet. Place in the oven and cook for eight minutes.

3. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack. Reduce oven to 325 F (160 C).

4. Line nine by 13 inches. (23 x 33 cm) baking tray with parchment paper.

6. Place the oat and nut mixture in a large bowl, along with the cranberries, coconut, sunflower seeds and flax seeds.

7. In a small saucepan, combine the coconut oil, honey, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil for one minute.

8. Pour the hot liquid over the mixture in a bowl and stir with a silicone spatula until well combined.

9. Transfer to a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Press into pan until smooth.

10. Cook for 20 minutes.

11. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for 20 minutes before cutting into bars. Store in an airtight container in a cool place.

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