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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Nuts, Fruit and Protein Granola Bars!

 Homemade Nut Protein Granola Bars!
Filled with crunchy nuts and chewy fruit!

 Soft and chewy granola bars!
They are packed with protein and work as a meal replacement bar!
Best part.
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!

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. :)

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
(At this point, you will totally want to just eat a bowl of it)

Pour the honey over the top and stir it in.

Once completely stirred, it should hold together pretty well.
 Now press it all down into a baking dish.
I wet my hands slightly so the honey wouldn't stick and
pressed them down as hard as I could.
The tighter they are pressed the better they 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.

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, I wrapped 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!
Also, should be noted that these are great for father's day!

This post published on Doodlecraft first


Yousuf Ali said...

Is the protein powder you are using the same as the protein supplement people use for body building?
And which brand are you using here?

Davet Designs said...

Did you put in whole nuts as well? I see them pictured, but not listed in the ingredients.

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