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MAPLE HARVEST GRANOLA BARS

The perfect bar for your busy mornings, or a healthy snack – these Maple Harvest Granola Bars are going to become one of your favorites. Packed with good for you wholesome ingredients, they will not disappoint. Allergy friendly, naturally vegan and gluten free too.

Ingredients

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  • 2.5 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt OR sea salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon refined coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a 9″x13″ pan/heat proof dish and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Place oats, almonds, and pumpkin seeds on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool for a minute or two before handling. Then, chop almonds.
  3. In a small pan, heat coconut oil on medium heat until just melted.
  4. Add maple syrup to the oil and whisk well a few times.
  5. In a large bowl, combine well the toasted oats, chopped almonds, pumpkin seed, salt, and shredded coconut.
  6. Add the oil syrup mix and using a spatula, stir and fold the ingredients until dry ingredients are coated.
  7. Next, spread mixed oats into the prepared dish/pan, pressing firmly as you go.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until light golden in color.
  9. Remove from oven and leave pan on the counter until cool to the touch. Place in the fridge to cool completely.
  10. Once cooled, remove from fridge and cut into even sized bars.

Notes

If you don’t have refined coconut oil then use regular coconut oil. I used refined to avoid the fragrant coconut-y smell from potentially overpowering the bars.

Baking times may vary depending on your oven and type of pan used (more shallow will bake faster, deeper could take a bit longer etc). I baked mine in a heatproof glass baking dish to 25 minutes.

Refrigerating the bars helps the maple syrup and coconut oil “fuse” everything perfectly and make the most perfect bars 🙂

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Keywords: Gluten Free, Vegan, Breakfast, Granola Bars