Granola Bars

Much more than a snack! These can be eaten straight from the freezer. I used puffed buckwheat, a great gluten free grain giving a nice lightness among the seeds nuts and sweetness. Alternatively you can use unsalted / unsweetened / unbuttered popcorn or oats instead of puffed buckwheat as alternatives.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: 

MAKES 12

PER BAR: ENERGY 164kcal / FAT: 10.9g (Saturates: 4g) / PROTEIN: 3.6g / CARBS: 13.3g / SUGARS: 10.1g

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 tsp of nut butter (I used crunchy peanut butter from Meridian)
  • 100ml of Maple Syrup
  • 2 tsp of Coconut Oil (melted)
  • 25g desiccated coconut
  • 100g Mixed Nuts (Pistachios in the mix are good here for colour contrast)
  • 25g pumpkin seeds
  • 25g Cacao Nibs
  • 25g Goji Berries
  • 25g Puffed Buckwheat Cereal
  • Dash of seasalt
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 2 Dark Squares of chocolate (I used 78% Cacao) melted to drizzle over the top

 

 

METHOD:

  • Blitz all the dry ingredients in a blender.
  • Add to a bowl with all the remaining ingredients. You can vary the seasalt depending on if you like the salty / chocolatey flavour!
  • Press the mixture into your silicone bar mould.
  • Drizzle over the melted dark chocolate.
  • Place the bars in the freezer overnight to thoroughly set
  • These can be eaten straight from the freezer , enjoy!
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