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June 24, 2019

Healthy Recipe: Almond Coconut No-Bake Granola Bars

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but finding the time to prepare a nutritious meal in the morning can be challenging. Fortunately, this delicious almond coconut granola bar recipe from Independence LIVE’s healthy cooking class will feed the entire family and requires no baking.

Almond Coconut No-Bake Granola Bars – makes 16 bars

Ingredients:
½ cup of raw almonds, chopped
1.75 cup of old-fashioned oats
½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon of salt
1 cup of shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup of cream unsweetened almond butter
½ cup of honey
1.5 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with two strips of crisscrossed parchment paper.
  2. Toast almonds on a pan over medium high heat for maximum flavor - stir frequently, until they are fragrant and start to turn lightly golden, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Pulse dry old-fashioned oats a few times in blender to break down the oats.
  4. To mixing bowl with the almonds, add the oats, coconut flakes, cinnamon and salt. Stir.
  5. In a 2-cup liquid measuring cup, measure 1 cup almond butter. Stir in honey and vanilla extract with a knife until well blended.
  6. Pour liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients. Use a spoon or spatula to mix them together until the two are evenly combined.
  7. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking pan. Use spoon or spatula to pack the mixture down as firmly and evenly as possible.
  8. Cover the pan and refrigerate for at least one hour so the granola bars can set.
  9. When ready to slice, lift the bars out of pan and cut into 4 even rows and 4 even columns to yield 16 pieces.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 195
Fat: 12g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Sodium: 104mg
Carbs: 17g
Fiber: 3g
Protein: 5g

Want to learn how to make more recipes like this one? Attend a healthy cooking class every Wednesday in Center City

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