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Hannah's Yummy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

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Hannah's Yummy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Hannah’s Yummy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

 

Recently my oldest granddaughter has had to adopt a gluten and dairy free diet. One of her favourite snacks are granola bars. So I thought she and I could create a special granola bar just for her. This is the second version, and while I have yet to get feedback from Hannah, I can tell you they are definitely yummy.

The first version was made and presented to Hannah, who was not impressed. “What is in them” she asked. After listing off the ingredients, I was informed that she “does not like oats”. Well, I am thinking it might be more the texture of the oats than the actual flavour, as oats, are very mild in taste. So this time around, I pulsed the oats in a food processor to break them down to almost a flour-like consistency.

All the other ingredients are Hannah’s favourites, dried cranberries, bananas, peanut butter, walnuts, and of course chocolate chips.

I will let you know Hannah’s verdict after she tries them tomorrow.

Enjoy,

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Hannah's Yummy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Hannah’s Yummy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

 

Hannah’s Yummy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Makes 12 bars

  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • ¼ cup coconut palm sugar
  • ¼ tspn cinnamon
  • ¼ tspn nutmeg
  • 1 cup dried fruit (Hannah’s choice was cranberries)
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup nuts (raw cashews, almonds or hazelnuts)
  • 6 Tblspns melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup agave or maple syrup
  • 1 ripe banana mashed
  • ¼ cup peanut butter (or other nut butter of choice)
  • ½ cup vegan dark chocolate chips

Place oats in food processor and pulse until almost a flour consistency (this was done as Hannah “does not like oats” to remove the oat consistency). Add in the other dried ingredients, including dried fruit, seeds and nuts. Pulse a few times until fruit and nuts are cut into small pieces.

In separate bowl, mix coconut oil, agave (maple syrup) and mashed banana together. Stir in peanut butter. Add to dry ingredients and mix well.

 

Hannah's Yummy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Hannah’s Yummy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Add chocolate chips and stir to combine.

Place into greased 9 X 9 inch baking tin and bake at 325 F for 30 to 40 mins or until edges begin to brown.

Remove from oven and allow to cool in tin. When cool, cut into serving size pieces and store in the refrigerator.

 

Hannah's Yummy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Hannah’s Yummy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 73 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 142
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.8g 24%
Saturated Fat 9.2g 46%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 35mg 1%
Potassium 105mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 32.6g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3.2g 13%
Sugars 12.9g
Protein 4.5g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 1% Iron 10%
Nutrition Grade C
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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