Let’s face it. We’ve all had school mornings where we’ve slept it in/you’ve spent too long wrestling with a uniform/you just don’t know what happened to the time & you need to grab something healthy as you go out the door. I love these granola bars, I’ve designed them to use natural sweeteners rather than sugar and they are so easy to put together. The seeds add protein, the oats are low GI and the dried fruit adds more fibre again.
Truth be told my boys would eat these bars day and night if I let them.
[recipe title=”Refined Sugar Free Granola Bars” servings=”9″ time=”45 mins” difficulty=”easy”]
Ingredients (Makes 9 bars)
- 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
- 2 tablespoons agave syrup
- 2 tablespoons runny honey
- 200g porridge oats
- 50g mixed seeds (sunflower and pumpkin in my picture)
- 50g dried fruit (sultanas in this picture)
Preheat your (fan) oven to 200 degrees Celcius.
Put all the wet ingredients in a large bowl and stir into a runny syrup, then mix in the oats, seeds and fruit until they are well coated.
Press the mixture into a non-stick brownie tin (20cm x 20cm). There’s no need to grease or line the tin as the sunflower oil will help stop the bars from sticking.
Bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Once cooked, remove the tin from the oven and using a knife which has been dipped in warm water, trace out the shape of the bars.
Leave the tin to cool completely before turning it upside down on a plate and lightly tapping to loosen the granola bars. They should fall out easily.[/recipe]