Homemade Energy Bars
For foodie Friday this week I am sharing a recipe I created because I had extra peanut butter on hand. And my husband can eat energy bars like they are going out of style… so I thought I should make my own!
They are simple to make very similar to a cliff bar. My husband loves these much more then one out of a package. They are a great way to make your own energy/granola bars!
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 Tbs. Chia seeds (Mila) or Ground Flax Seeds
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup peanut butter crunchy or smooth (I like crunchy)
2 Tbs honey
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
1/8 cup nuts (pecans, walnuts etc.)
1/8 cup dried shredded coconut (unsweetened)
1/8 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use extra coconut oil to oil and 8 x 8 baking pan.
Use a food processor to blend ingredients. Place dried ingredients in first.
Pulse to incorporate. Add nuts and coconut pulse to incorporate.
Melt oil and peanut butter to liquify. Add along with honey to food processor pulse till mix pulls together.
Add raisins and chocolate chips (optional) pulse till incorporated, you may need to scrape the sides a few times.
Press mixture into oiled pan. Bake 20 minutes until slightly browned at the edges.
Cool 30 minutes, cut into 8 pieces. They hold together after being refrigerated.
Feel free to experiment with ingredients… not one of my versions have turned out the same. This was in fact the first time I measured everything… very happy they turned out totally awesome!
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