Granola bars


Makes about 10 bars.

You can buy these ingredients * from the TOPUP TRUCK!


Ingredients

  • 135g rolled oats *

  • 55g raw pecans * (roughly chopped)

  • 230g dates * (pitted)

  • 24g chia seeds *

  • 14g sunflower seeds *

  • 60ml agave nectar or maple syrup

  • 64g creamy salted natural peanut butter or almond butter

Optional additions:

  • Chocolate chips, dried fruit, other nuts

Method:

  • Toast your oats and almonds in a 180C oven for 15 minutes, or until slightly golden brown.

  • Chop dates into small bits (by hand or in a food processor) to form a “dough” like consistency.

  • Mix oats, almonds and dates in a large bowl. Add seeds.

  • Warm agave and peanut or almond butter over low heat. Stir and pour over oat mixture and then mix, breaking up the dates to disperse throughout. Use a spoon or your hands to thoroughly mix.

  • Transfer to an 20cm square dish or other lined small pan (so they lift out easily).

  • Cover with parchment and press down with something flat, such as a book, to really compress them (to reduce chance of crimbliness). Chill in the fridge or freezer for 15-20 minutes to harden.

  • Remove bars from dish and chop into 10 even bars. Store in an airtight container for up to a few days (or freeze).

Based on a recipe from the Minimalist Baker

Image from by Alice Pasqual via Unsplash