Pure Love Granola Bars
Pure Love Granola Bars are made with whole grains and kiss of chocolate to leave you satisfied. They are gluten free and nut free. Super excited for you to give it a try, your family will be glad you did.
4 cups of rolled oats
3/4 cups of unsalted, ground sunflower seeds
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips (semi-sweet or dark whichever is your preference)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup of honey
1/4 cup of coconut oil
In a large microwave proof bowl or on the stove top (which I prefer) add honey, coconut oil, vanilla and warm up so they are a nice thin consistency for about a couple minutes on medium heat. If using a microwave start with 30 seconds, depending of the strength of your oven. Leave the pot on the warm burner stir in chia seeds, ground sunflower seeds, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and finally add the rolled oats. When everything is blended nicely add the chocolate chips and stir until they are completely melted coating all the other ingredients.
Pour mixture onto a 9×13″ cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and spread evenly with the back of a rubber spatula. After the mixture is spread evenly cover with a sheet of wax paper, use a rolling pin to smooth it out. Remove wax paper and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until dark golden on the edges at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Leave in pan to cool for 30 minutes before cutting into bars. Makes approximately 30 bars.
For small hands, I sometimes cut into small squares, but be creative. Store them in the freezer for freshness. Great snack for both kids and adults!