In the mornings things can get a bit hectic and you just really need a breakfast for “on the go”.
These granola bars have everything you need to get you thru the morning and until lunch time if necessary.
They are full of fiber, protein and other goodies. You can make them on Sunday for instance, and you’re set for the entire week. They are great as a snack too.
Whenever I go out for the entire day, I always take one with me in my handbag. But please remember to eat it. I forgot about one once and ended up with a bag full of granola, (sigh)…ugh.
And they are such fun to make mixing all the gooey ingredients thru the oats.
2 C. oats, gluten free
1/4 C. coconut oil
1/4 C. peanut butter
1/4 C. Agave syrup
1/4 C. Coconut sugar
3 tbsp. Cocoa powder
2 scoops protein powder
1/4 C. Mulberries
2 tbsp. Goji berries + more for decorating
2 tbsp. cocoa nibs + more for decorating
2 oz. chocolate 70%, sweetened with coconut sugar preferably
1 tbsp. Bee Pollen (optional), omit for vegans.
Pre-heat oven to 320° F
Heat up the coconut oil and peanut butter slightly, until just fluid. Either in the microwave for 30 seconds or in a little saucepan. Let cool slightly and mix with all the other ingredients, except the toppings.
Press into a square baking tin that has been lined with baking paper. Press the oat mixture down in the tin as tightly as you can. Really push with a lot of strength. This step is really important or your bars may fall apart. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely on a rack. Once they are cool, melt the chocolate for a minute in the microwave in glass bowl. Drizzle over the granola bars and decorate immediately with cocoa nibs, Goji berries and some pollen. I chopped the Goji berries for the decoration, to get little specks of red everywhere. I recommend putting the granola bars in the fridge for a few hours before cutting.
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