This recipe goes out to all the nut-sensitive fans out there!
These delicious nut-free granola bars use dates and banana as the primary binding ingredients, instead of relying on nut butters! The results are moist and make a perfect snack!
2 Cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
1/2 Cup Coconut Flakes
1/2 Cup Dried Apricots, Chopped
1/4 Cup Dates, Soaked and Drained
1/4 Cup Hemptons Shelled Hemp Seeds
1/4 Cup Coconut Oil, Melted
1/4 Cup Real Maple Syrup or Raw Honey
Pinch of Sea Salt
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Line a 20 x 20 cm pan with wax paper and set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, coconut flakes and dried apricots.
In a food processor, combine dates, coconut oil, maple syrup or honey, banana, sea salt, vanilla and cinnamon. Purée until smooth
Combine both mixtures together in bow and mix well.
Squeeze mixture together between two fingers. It should stick together. If it doesn’t, purée some more dates and add to mixture. If mixture is too moist, add in more oats.
Pour mixture into lined pan and press tightly.
Chill in fridge for at least 2 hours.
Once chilled, cut into 10 bars, wrap individually and store in the fridge.