Recipes

Nut Free Seedy Granola Bars

Nut Free Seedy Granola Bars

Looking for a nut-free snack for school, that still packs a nutrient dense punch?
Introducing Nut Free Seedy Granola Bars!

There's a lot of goodness packed into this little bar. Full of protein and healthy fats, these snack bars will fill your child up so they can focus on school, instead of a hungry belly.

And once you make a batch, you can just store them in your freezer and pop them into your little one’s lunch whenever you want. 

You’re welcome :)
 

Ingredients

  1.  1.5 cups rolled oats
  2.  1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  3.  1/2 raw sunflower seeds
  4.  1/4 cup ground flax
  5.  1/2 cup dates
  6.  1 cup raisins or other dried fruit (i.e. cherries)
  7.  2 tbsp hemp seeds
  8.  1 tbsp chia seeds
  9.  3/4 cups sunbutter
  10.  1/4 cup maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Put first 8 ingredients in the food processor. Pulse until dates and dried fruit are broken up into small pieces.
  2. Heat sunbutter and maple syrup in a saucepan on stove until runny.
  3. Pour both mixtures into a bowl and stir until mixed together.
  4. Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper, and press mixture into dish until really flat and packed together.
  5. Put in freezer for at least an hour.
  6. Carefully lift bars out of baking dish and place onto a cutting board.
  7. Cut into squares or bars and serve.

Notes:

These can be a tad crumbly so I recommend storing in the freezer until ready to eat or pack into a lunch

Sarah Bester, CNP