Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Cooking with StyleGamblers - Granola bars

Granola bars
written by Agata / photos by Agata


INGREDIENTS:

WET INGREDIENTS
2 mashed bananas
1tbs vanila extract
2 tbs coconut oil
1/2 cup honey

DRY INGREDIENTS
2 cups rolled oats (gluten free if needed)
1/2 cup dried mango
1/2 cup unsalted pistachios
1/2 cup almonds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup hemp seeds
6 tbs raw cocoa
4 tbs shredded coconut




DIRECTIONS:
 1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C
2. Combine all wet ingredients
3. In separate bowl stir all the dry ingredients
4. Mix wet and dry ingredients until everything is well coated
5. Spoon mixture into prepared dish. Press down until compacted and smooth out with hands until even. Use a pastry roller to smooth out if desired
6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until  lightly golden along the edge.
7. Leave to cool and slice into bars

These bars aren't super sweet, so if you prefer something sweeter you can always add more honey or brown sugar .  I also expect these would be great with chopped dark chocolate added in!
Enjoy!