Flexible Granola Bars
Recipe type: Snack
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Serves: 12
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup (or less) brown sugar
  • ¼ cup oat flour (tip: you don’t have to buy this, just throw some rolled oats into a mini-prep or food process and grind until it is very fine, almost like flour)
  • ¼ cup flax meal (tip: could also replace with more oat flour)
  • ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour or spelt flour (tip: the spelt flour adds more protein)
  • 1 cup cranberries, chopped walnuts combined (or whatever other goodies you like)
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with parchment paper, or grease it.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (oats, sugar, oat flour, flax meal, cinnamon, whole wheat/spelt flour, cranberries & nuts, salt).
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients (honey, egg, oil, vanilla)
  4. Mix well using your hands or a wooden spoon.
  5. Poor the mixture into the pan and pat it out evenly.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the bars begin to turn golden at the edges.
  7. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then cut into bars while still warm. If you wait to cut until they are completely cool, it will be incredibly difficult to cut.
  8. Store in a glass, sealed container for up to a week or freeze.
Recipe by The Balanced Kitchen at http://www.balancedkitchen.com/2013/09/granola-bar-goodness/