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Protein Granola Bar




RECIPE:

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup cashews, finely chopped in food processor

  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats

  • 2 Tbs chia seeds

  • 4 Tbs raw hemp hearts

  • 3 Tbs unsweetened coconut flakes

  • 3 Tbs flax seeds

  • 1/2 Tbs cinnamon

  • 4 Tbs monkfruit sweetener or another granular sweetener of choice

  • 3 scoops protein powder (I used a vegan protein powder)

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • 4 Tbs liquid sweetener of choice (you can use a sugar free syrup, maple syrup, coconut syrup, or any other liquid sweetener)

  • 2.5 Tbs coconut oil

  • 3 Tbs nut butter

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • Optional: 1/2 Cup chocolate chips for a chocolate drizzle (I use stevia sweetened chocolate by Lily's)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F,

  2. In a large bowl, add all of your dry ingredients and mix until completely combined,

  3. In a separate small bowl, mix your wet ingredients (liquid sweetener, coconut oil, nut butter and vanilla) until completely combined,

  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well until all ingredients are fully coated. The texture should be like a wet crumble,

  5. Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper and grease the parchment paper (I use parchment paper so it is easy to pop out the bars from the pan),

  6. Pour the mixture into the parchment lined pan and use your hands or a spatula to press the mixture down so it is densely packed into the pan,

  7. Bake for 23-25 minutes and then allow to cool completely before removing from pan (very important to allow the bars to cool completely so they harden a bit),

  8. Once completely cooled, remove from the pan and cut into 10 bars.

  9. Optional: drizzle melted chocolate over the bars for an added layer of sweetness.

Storage: store in an airtight container on the counter for a week or in the fridge for 10 days and enjoy.

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Taylor is the Founder and Creative Director of Wellness for Life, a blog dedicated to providing recipes, recommendations and inspiration for leading a life of true wellbeing. Taylor believes that true wellness is a blend of environmental, physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing. 

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