So many recipes for granola bars include flour and do not respect the integrity of the healthy fats. This whole food, high fibre recipe is my answer to that problem. I have made it here with only seeds so it can be sent to school but you could add nuts if you wish. It is sweetened with local raw honey from Cornect Family Farms.
Small Batch Regular Batch
¼ c oats ½ c oats
¼ c unsweetened coconut ½ c unsweetened coconut
1 tsp of coconut oil 1 ½ tsp coconut oil
1/8 c sunflower seeds ¼ c sunflower seeds
1/8 c pumpkin seeds ¼ c pumpkin seeds
2 TBS raw honey 3-4TBS raw honey
3 TBS hemp seeds ¼ c hemp seeds
Place oats and coconut and coconut oil in glass pan in a 350 degree oven and toast until golden brown. Takes only a few minutes. Careful not to burn.
Remove from oven and add in pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. Stir. The heat of the pan will slightly toast the seeds without overheating.
Add in honey. Heat of pan should allow this to be easily incorporated into the mixture.
Place this mixture in a separate bowl and allow to cool a bit.
You can add in hemp seeds when mixture is just warm not hot in order to preserve the delicate fats in this seed.
Line small loaf pan with parchment or wax paper. Place mixture in pan. Press down evenly.
Cut into small 1.5" fingers when cooled. Enjoy!
Keep in refrigerator.