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Gotta Have Em’ Granola Bars

Yields1 ServingPrep Time25 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time55 mins

A great snack with the perfect balance of sweetness and nutrients.

Dry Ingredients
 1 ¼ cups Rolled Oats
 ½ cup Walnuts (or other nuts), crushed
 2 tbsp Sesame Seeds
 1 tbsp Flaxseeds, ground
 ¼ cup Unsweetened Coconut, shredded
Wet Ingredients
 2 tbsp Honey or Pure Maple Syrup
 ½ cup Almond Butter
 1 tsp Vanilla Extract, alcohol free
 1 tbsp Flaxseeds, ground + 3 tbsp Water (let sit 5 minutes to form gel)

Add all the dry ingredients to a large bowl and mix together.


In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients (if they are VERY thick, heat gently over stove to thin out a bit). This will make it easier to mix and add to the dry ingredients since it’s really sticky.


Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix A LOT. Keep mixing until the wet binding ingredients are as well distributed as possible. Put some muscle into it! You may need to use your hands.


Scoop the mixture into a shallow 8×8 inch pan and press it down with your hands. Try to make it even all around.


Place pan in freezer to let the bars chill/set.


After about 30 minutes (or you can wait until the next day – whatever works), cut them into 8-12 pieces, then wrap them up in foil and store back in the fridge (or in the freezer) for easy grabbing and go-ing. They will NOT get frozen even when in the freezer, but retain a great texture.