::Healthy Homemade Granola Bars::

I have been searching for the perfect healthy granola bar. It needs to be high in protein and low in sugar-these granola bars are difficult to find, at least at an affordable price. I realized that the perfect granola bar is a homemade granola bar.

So I turned to my favorite recipe site, The Minimalist Baker, for guidance. I found their simple 5 ingredient granola bars. I made a few changes to my fit taste but original recipe can be found here: Minimalist Baker

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup packed dates-pitted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup cinnamon almonds, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats

Step 1-put dates in food processor until they form a “dough” consistency.

Step 2-combine the following ingredients in a bowl:

  • dates
  • almonds
  • oats

Step 3-over low heat warm honey and peanut butter.

Step 4-add honey and peanut butter mixture to the dates, almonds, and oats.

Step 5-once mixed thoroughly put the mixture in a small pan lined with parchment paper.

Step 6-press the mixture firmly until flattened. Cover with parchment paper and let set in fridge for 20-30 minutes.

Step 7-remove and cut into 10 even bars.

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