This recipe was whipped up when my step-daughter, Anastacia, was hungry just before we needed to leave the house for her ballet rehearsal. As most people who know me know, I do not enjoy putting my money into packaged and industrialized foods. SO, of course, we had no ready made granola bars in the house. With just a few ingredients and 10 minutes, healthy bars were in the oven and in 10 more, ready to eat.
You now have no excuses for feeding your kids crappy “over the counter” granola bars – feel the shame!! 🙂
3 cups of oats
1 cup peanut or almond butter
1/2 cup agave nectar or honey
2 tbsp warm water for chewy-er bars
Chocolate or carob chips
Preheat oven to 350.
Heat up nut butter and honey on stove top – low. Add all ingredients to bowl and mix well. Press in pan, cut into shapes…whatever you like.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Tip: add water or more honey/agave if the mixture is too dry!
Oats – lower cholesterol, enhances immunity, blood sugar stabilizer.
Peanut butter: protein rich, healthy unsaturated fats that lower risk of heart disease – WE NEED FATS IN OUR BODIES FOLKS, DON’T BE FOOLED BY RECKLESS DIETS!!!!!!
Almond butter: alternative to peanut butter for allergies, fiber, calcium, zinc, iron, folates – WOW almonds are amaze-balls.
Agave nectar: anti-microbial, still high in concentrated fructose, but an option for Vegans.
Honey: 2% mineral rich, protein, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, antioxidant, B6, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin.