These granola bars are packed with protein and have a nice crunch to them with the added rice cereal! Perfect with my coffee in the morning, an afternoon snack or on the go snack!
2 3/4 cups whole rolled oats
1 1/2 cups Crisp Rice cereal ( I used gluten free Kellog's Brown Rice cereal)
1 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 cup almond butter or peanut butter ( I used a blend of cashew, almond & chia seed butter)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 almond milk
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup currants
Line a 9x9 pan with tin foil and lightly grease.
In a mixing bowl, combine the oats, rice cereal, almonds, and coconut flakes.
In a large saucepan add coconut oil, almond butter or peanut butter, salt, almond milk, honey and brown sugar, stir and bring to boil over medium high heat. Boil for a minute or so. Reduce heat and simmer or gently boil for 5 more minutes and stirring often. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Let cool for 10 minutes. Pour the mixture over the oat/cereal and stir until everything is well
combined. Add the chocolate chips to the mixture and mix well.
Place the oat mixture in the prepared pan and press in firmly with a fork.
Refrigerate the pan for about 2 hours.
Remove the granola mixture from the pan and peel away the tin foil. Slice into bars.
I like to wrap each bar in plastice wrap and put them in a freezer safe container.
|All mixed together|
|Don't forget to lick the bowl!|
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