Recipe for this perfectly protein packed granola bar:
1 cup rolled oats (gluten-free in you need)
1 1/4 cup crispy brown rice
1/4 cup chopped toasted cashews
1/4 cup chopped baruka nuts
1/4 cup chopped dried dates
1/4 cup chopped dried cherries
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
A sprinkle of cinnamon
~ In a large bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients together.
~ In a sauce pan over low heat, combine the brown rice syrup and the peanut butter until we’ll blended but not hot. It only takes a couple minutes. Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract, mix well.
~ Pour the peanut butter mixture into the dry mix and mix to blend, it can get a little sticky and you may want to get your hands in there to really mix it up!
~ Line an 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper.
~ Pour the mixture into the baking pan and press down. I like to cover the mixture with another piece of parchment paper and use a potato masher to REALLY press the mixture into place.
~ Place into fridge for 15 minutes, remove from fridge and cut into bars or bites. Any shape you please! Store in the refrigerator or in the freezer.
Theses babies travel really well and they are hearty enough to take on hikes. Great for school lunches, breakfast on the go or a snack at work. So satisfying, so delicious and packed with plant based goodness!
You can substitute any different kind of nuts and seeds and dried fruit, so you can really personalize them to your preferences. Get creative and find out what delicious combinations you can come up with!