Guide for Safe and Healthy Grocery Shopping and recipes for Cancer Patients during COVID-19.
Honey-Almond-Coconut Granola Bars
- Recommended for: High Calorie, High Protein, Constipation, Poor Appetite
These are an energy and nutrient rich treat! Add ground flax seeds or chia seeds for an omega-3 boost, and fiber.
- 1 cup chopped almonds (or walnuts, cashews, Brazil nuts, or pumpkin seeds if nut free)
- 1 ¾ cups oats (old fashioned or quick cooking)
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 1 cup cream almond or peanut butter (or sunflower seed butter if nut free)
- ½ cup honey or maple syrup
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
Optional ingredients: dark chocolate chips, chopped dried fruit (dates, apricots, cranberries)
- Line a 9x9 inch baking pan with crisscrossed pieces of parchment paper. This will make pressing the bars into shape, then releasing them from the pan easy. I’ve used plastic wrap too.
- Toast the chopped almonds/nuts to bring out ALL the flavor. Place in a skillet over medium heat and toss/stir for about 5 minutes until fragrant.
- In a mixing bowl, add oats, coconut, cinnamon and salt. Add your chocolate chips and/or dried fruit here if adding.
- In a 2 cup glass measuring cup, whisk almond butter, honey and vanilla extract. (You may need to heat in the microwave for a few seconds).
- Use a large wooden spoon or spatula to mix the wet ingredients into the dry. If the mixture seems too wet, add extra oats.
- Transfer the mixture to the baking pan.
- Cover, and transfer to the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or overnight. This allows the liquid to be absorbed into the oats, and the bars to set.
*Adapted from Cookie & Kate