Best Granola Bars
Best Granola Bars are gluten-free and vegan with no refined sugar and plenty of energy boosting ingredients, plus they are super tasty.
gluten-free rolled oats
whole raw almonds
gluten-free puffed brown rice cereal
pitted medjool dates
In a large mixing bowl throw together the oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, puffed rice, chia seeds, flaxseeds, cinnamon and salt and mix well.
Pour into a blender, the coconut oil, almond butter, dates, maple syrup and vanilla extract and blend on high for a couple of minutes until the mixture is thick and caramel-like.
Stir the blended mixture into the dry ingredients and mix very well until all the dry ingredients are completely coated. You may have to dig in with your hands at this point.
Tip the granola bar mixture into a lined and greased 9 inch square tin and press very firmly into the tin with your hands until good and even.
Place in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Remove from the tin and cut into bars.
Keep the granola bars in the fridge where they can reside happily for up to 2 weeks.