Liz’s Granola Bars

1  1/4 Cup Whole Wheat flour                               IMG_6523

3/4 Cup Old Fashioned Oats

2     Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon

1/2  Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/2  Teaspoon Baking Powder

1/4  Teaspoon salt

1/4  Cup coconut oil

1/4  Cup Almond Butter                                                IMG_6525

1/2  Cup Maple Syrup

3  Tablespoons Honey

1  Egg Organic of course

2 Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract

1/2 Cup slivered Almonds

1/3 Cup Pumpkin Seeds

3  Tablespoons Flax Seeds                                 IMG_6602

1/2 Cups unsweetened coconut

1/2 Cup Dried Currants or Dried Cranberries

OPTIONAL BUT Well Worth IT!!!  Traders Joe’s Dark Lovers Chocolate Bar  85%  CACAO

Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees. Grease a 8 x 8  baking pan.

Whisk together flour, oats, cinnamon,baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat coconut oil, almond butter, maple syrup and honey together until smooth. Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined. Add flour mixture and mix until combined. Gently mix in nuts, flax seeds  and berries.  Press mixture into prepared baking dish, being sure to press to flatten and  smooth out. Bake 30 minutes exactly at 350 degrees.

When you remove the pan from the oven place chocolate pieces on top to melt and  smooth when melted. The melted chocolate is your option,  Jeff especially loves them this way.

Cheers From Liz -Just Around The Bend


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