Homemade Granola Bars
This recipe for making Granola bars involves using all raw and natural ingredients. Granola makes a great snack when you're on the go, running errands or after a workout. These granola bars are full of nutrients, vitamins and minerals that your body can easily absorb. I'm going to show you how to make these Granola Bars, or chunks with this simple recipe from Mimi Kirk's Live Raw Food Recipes for good Health and Timeless Beauty.
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Although there are a number of ingredients and soaking must be done overnight, the assembly time is quick.
Here's what you'll need:
- 1/2-cup oat grouts - (soaked for 4 hours or overnight)
- 1/2-cup buckwheat grouts - (soaked for 4 hours or overnight)
- 1 cup almonds - (soaked for 4 hours)
- 1 cup sunflower seeds - (soaked for 2 hours)
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds - (soaked for 2 hours)
- 1 cup pecans - (soaked for 2 hours)
- 1 1/2 cups dates - (soaked for 1 hour or until soft)
- 1 cup raisins - (soaked for 1 hour)
- 4 apples - coarsely chopped
- 1/2-cup fresh blueberries
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2-cup agave, or sweetener of choice
- Pinch of salt
Add grouts, nuts, and seeds to food processor and pulse chop 4-5 times, stopping to scrape down sides. Remove mixture and place in a mixing bowl. Add apples, dates, agave, lemon, cinnamon, and salt to food processor and blend until smooth. Remove to mixing bowl and blend and add raisins and blueberries and raisins. Mix until well incorporated.
Spread mixture on a baking sheet, and bake at 325 for 30-40 minutes or until crisp.
Store in refrigerator in airtight container.