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Peanut Butter Granola Bars

By November 16, 2012 August 28th, 2015 5 Comments

What is Agave?  A light nectar, sweeter than honey, that you can substitute for white sugar.  (1/2-2/3 Agave = 1 C Sugar) You can also use less Agave because it’s so sweet and the glycemic index is low.  Meaning:  You don’t burn through it so quickly.
Adding health:  1/2 C Wheat Germ, 1/2 C Flax Seed (for the heart!), 1/3 C roasted Sunflower Seeds.  And let’s add 1 C Rice Krispies to make some chewy chew.
Almonds and walnuts for protein
After the granola is cooked, flip onto cutting board.  Let cool slightly and then peel. Let cool thoroughly and then cut into bars.
Look at all that protein goodness.

High Protein Granola Bars:

Mix:
5 C Oatmeal
4 Tbsp Melted Butter
1 tsp Salt
1/4 C Canola
1/2 C Wheat Germ
1/2 C Flax Seed (optional)
1/3 C Sunflower Seeds
1/2 C Chopped Almonds
1/2 C Chopped Walnuts
Melt in saucepan over low heat:
1/4 C Honey
1/2 C Fluff
1/4 C Brown Sugar or 1 big squirt Agave
1/2-3/4 C Peanut Butter (or Almond Butter)
Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients.
Mix.
Line 8×15 baking dish with foil so that the ends come up over the edges (you’re going to use it to lift out the granola later.) Spray lightly with cooking spray.
Press granola firmly into baking dish.
Cook at 325 for about 20 minutes or lightly brown. Remove baking dish from oven and lift the foil and granola out of the pan. When cool, flip over onto cutting board. Peel foil off. Let cool thoroughly and then cut into bars.
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