Summer is coming to a close, which means it's time to get outdoors and enjoy a few final warm weather adventures. And we've got the recipe (and giveaway!) to fuel them: Chewy Gluten Free Superfood Granola Bars. We've teamed up with our friends at Modern Oats to bring you a really tasty recipe that literally couldn't be easier to make. We're also giving you a chance to WIN some of the ingredients - so be sure to head to our Instagram page for details. Now for the recipe...
These granola bars are ridiculously tasty and come together so easily. They also end up with that perfect granola bar texture of crunchy and chewy thanks to a winning combo of clean, nutrient rich, plant based ingredients including sprouted puffed rice, dried superfood berries, hemp, chia and pumpkin seeds, our Stone Ground Almond and Coconut Butters from Dastony, and Modern Oats' 5 Berry and Goji Blueberry oatmeals. Make a batch for this year's final camping trip, or to simply keep yourself fueled up during a busy school or work week. These bars hold their shape really well once they set in the fridge, making them the perfect travel companion, whether you toss them in a purse on your way to work, or your backpack before hitting the trail.
Makes 1, 8" baking pan or about 8 medium granola bars
1 container 5 Berry Modern Oats
1 container Goji Blueberry Modern Oats
3/4 cup sprouted puffed rice cereal (you can also used puffed quinoa or millet)
1 Tbs hemp seeds
1 Tbs raw pumpkin seeds
2 Tbs dried cranberries
2 Tbs goji berries
2 Tbs raisins
1.5 tsp chia seeds
1/8 tsp Himalayan pink salt
1/3 cup Dastony Stone Ground Coconut Butter, gently melted to liquid
1/3 cup Dastony Stone Ground Almond or Sprouted Almond Butter
1/4 cup raw organic honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
2. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl
3. Place coconut butter in a medium sized heatsafe bowl. Place this bowl in a large bowl
or pot filled with hot water to gently melt the coconut butter into liquid. Add in your stone
ground almond butter, honey, and vanilla extract and mix well.
4. Pour wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and using clean, dry hands, mix thoroughly.
5. Pour mix into an oiled baking pan and pack down evenly. Bake at 300 degrees F for 25 minutes, or until the edges start to brown slightly.
6. Let cool thoroughly, then cover and let set in the fridge for an additional hour before slicing for best results.
**This recipe can also be turned into granola! Simply take your mix and, instead of pressing into a baking pan, crumble it on a baking sheet and proceed to bake in the oven.