Coconut Goji Granola Bars

Updated: Aug 14

These are so good and simple too. They are toasty, crunchy and delicious, with a hint of cinnamon.


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Looking for the perfect back to school snack? Look no further. These granola bars are packed with protein and healthy fats to get you through the day. Those packaged granola bars you are used to munching on will be put to shame after you give these a try. With so many wholesome ingredients jammed into one recipe you'll be surprised with the burst of energy you'll get after eating them.


Don't worry about fussing over making some crazy hard recipe. These bars are whipped up in a single bowl, so there's less to clean up after everything is mixed together. The ingredients are easy to find and probably can already be found in your pantry.


If you're not a goji berry fan, sub in your favourite dried fruit such as mango, or apple. If you need the recipe to be nut-free then try using a seed butter like tahini. The possibilities are endless. If you did try using something different please let us know in the comments below!


Don't forget to pack a napkin when you bring these to school or work because you will soon notice that they are quite crumbly.


Ingredients:

1/2 cup almond butter

1/2 cup maple syrup or liquid sweetener of choice

1 1/2 cups rolled oats (I have used quick oats before and they turn out great)

1/2 cup coconut

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 cup goji berries


Directions:

• Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper, so that there's a little overlap on the edges.

• In a large bowl, mix together the almond butter and maple syrup. Add in the oats, coconut, salt and cinnamon until well incorporated.

• Toss in the goji berries and stir until well combined.

• Press the mixture into the bottom of the pan, as firmly as possible. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until edges are just starting to brown.

• Let cool and remove from pan. Once cool, use a knife to cut into 8 equal sized bars. Be careful because the bars will be crumbly.

• Store bars in a sealed container at room temperature.


If you want to try more great back-to-school recipes try these Oatmeal Raisin Protein Balls and this deliciously vegan Banana Bread.

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