We are absolutely loving these easy-to-make seedy granola bars with a delicious dark chocolate drizzle.
They're crunchy, chewy, sweet but not too sweet, high in protein and fibre, and loaded with mono unsaturated omega 3's. Omega 3 fatty acids not only support brain health and development, but also help to reduce inflammation in the body too! With the addition of our Golden Hour superfood tonic, these bars are the perfect snack to take to work, school or hike.
If needed, this recipe can be modified to be nut free for your little ones to take to school! If you make them nut free, use sunflower butter as an alternative to nut butter.
Total time: 45 minutes
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup milled flaxseed
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup dried apricots, roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup nut butter (we like using peanut, almond or cashew butter. alternatively, use sunflower butter to keep this recipe nut free!)
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp Golden Hour superfood tonic
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325° and line an 8x8 or 9x9 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Once the oven is preheated, place the oats, quinoa, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds onto a large baking sheet, then toast for 10 minutes.
Then, pour the toasted grains and seeds into a medium bowl and set aside. Add in the milled flaxseed, hemp and chia seeds, coconut flakes and dried fruit and stir all ingredients together.
In a small saucepan, add the nut butter, honey, vanilla, Golden Hour tonic and sea salt, and heat on medium/low. Whisk until the mixture is warm, smooth and creamy. Remove from heat, then add the melted honey and nut butter to the bowl with the grains and stir well to incorporate.
Pour the granola mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread out evenly. Press the mixture down very firmly in the pan.