Want a healthy snack? Why not a granola bar... :D
This time I picked up a challenge to make a healthy snack bar. Be careful when you are looking for snack bar recipes. Most of the recipes that I've found indeed use grains, cereals but they also use lotsa sugars and butter. I've found one great and simple recipe from Natalie's blog. It's simple and not using any sugar nor butter.
I skipped the honey, because my hazelnutbutter comes with honey in it.
Bio (organic) oven-grilled muesli mix with flaxseed, bio (organic) flaxseed, bio (organic) puffed quinoa, dried grated coconut, raisins, mixed nuts, bio (organic) apple puree, bio (organic) hazelnut butter with honey.
Here's the recipe adapted from Natalie's blog.
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup flax seeds
1/4 cup dried grated coconut
1/4 cup almonds, halved (I used chopped mixed nuts, about 1 cup)
1/4 cup pistachios
1/4 cup dried cranberries (I used raisins)
1/2 tsp cinnamon (omitted)
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup honey
2 TBS veg oil (or any oil)
1 TBS soynut butter (or any nut butter) (I used hazelnut butter)
(preheat oven to 325 degrees)
1. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Add all wet ingredients. Stir with spatula until it is evenly moist and all the flour is absorbed and incorporated. (if dry and extremely crumbly add more nut butter)
3. Grease a loaf pan and put all the mix in the pan and push it down as much as you can to make it flat and compacted.
4. Bake for 30 minutes or until the edges are brown and pulling away.
Cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting.