Lola Granola Bars
- Cooking spray
- 2 cups oats
- 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup whole raw almonds, skin on
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup flax seed meal
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 7- by 11-inch baking pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
While dry ingredients toast, in a medium pot, add the honey, coconut oil and vanilla. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until the honey turns a copper color, 12 to 15 minutes.
Pour the honey into the dry ingredients and mix until well coated with the honey mixture.
Pour onto the prepared baking pan. Pack down the ingredients. Bake for about 10 minutes; the middle may seem slightly sticky but it will cool nicely. Let cool in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Flip over, take off the parchment and cut into rectangles. Serve.
For other flavors, make the following substitutions to the recipe above:
Ruby (Cranberry): Omit the almonds and add an additional 1/4 cup dried cranberries.
Enzo: (Cashew/Almond): Omit the cranberries and add 1/4 cup cashews to the dry ingredients.
Ellie (Cashew/Date): Substitute the almonds with cashews and substitute the cranberries with dried dates.
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Recipe courtesy of Mary Molina