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Packable Granola Bars (Nut Free Version)

Course: Snack

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole grain oats
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or cherries
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seed butter
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tablespoon flax oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Optional: mini chocolate nibs

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a ceramic or glass 9 x 13 baking dish and line with parchment paper.
  • Mix oats, sunflower seeds, cranberries, wheat germ, and pumpkin seeds together in a bowl. Spread mixture on a sheet pan and toast for 8 minutes. Return mixture to large bowl.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine salt, sunflower seed butter, honey, flax oil and brown sugar. Put over medium heat on stovetop and bring to a boil. After it boils, remove immediately from heat.
  • Pour wet mixture over dry mixture and combine until mixture is evenly coated.
  • Transfer to the lined baking dish. Press the mixture down and together by folding over parchment paper to press down. Bake for 25 minutes.

Notes

Recipe is a nut-free alteration of the original recipe by Anni Daulter, author of The Organic Family Cookbook