I am a lover of Granola protein bars that taste great and are free of JUNK. I swear I should have a penny for every time I read a label and it says soy protein. We are a gluten free family and most of the gluten free bars are packed with some soy protein isolate – which is a major allergen and for us causes a lot of digestive upset and skin rashes.
Almond Butter Granola Bars are the Bomb! I do not have tons of time to be in the kitchen. I am sure you are just as busy as I am, which is why I love simple snacks. This is my new addiction. Simple protein BARS!. I have always made protein balls and they are a solid home run in my house for breakfast, post workout for me or even that afternoon snack but the bars are just plain old FUN!
Here is the recipe for Almond Butter Granola Bars!
- 1/2 cup natural almond butter (easier to digest compared to peanut butter and better for peeps with allergies)
- 1/4 cup honey (I love local honey)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 1/2 cups gluten free oats
- 1/4 cup ground flax seed
- 1/4 cup chia seeds (great for hydration and digestion)
- 1/4 cup un-sulphured dried cranberries or mix of dried fruit (I added black currants as well)
- 1/4 cup almond (I prefer to soak them to make them easier to digest)
- Dash of cinnamon to sweeten the deal
How to Make:
Combine the almond butter, honey, and coconut oil in a small bowl and stir. You can also put in a pan and melt on low for one minute. Pour the liquid over the dry mixtures and combine. Put the mixture in a 8 X 8 pan ( I line my pan with parchment paper) and press down firmly to make the bars even.. Feel Free to top with shredded coconut or sprinkle with raw cacao. Place in fridge or freezer for one to two hours. Cut into bars. Store in freezer the remaining bars.
NOTE – you can add any additional dried fruit or any combo to this awesome mix.
Finished Product and trust me – this will not last long in my house.
Rachel Feldman is a health coach, wellness momma, and a detox specialist. Rachel graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, Wild Rose Natural College of Healing, and the International School of Detoxification. She is also certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and has obtained additional Continuing Education Units from Purchase College, State University of New York. Her approach to health focuses not only on the foods you put into your mouth but also incorporates the elements of body, mind and soul.
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