Apricot & Coconut Granola Bars

August 02, 2018

Apricot & Coconut Granola Bars

Recipe by Kate Orlando, R.H.N & Sports Nutrition Expert


Back to school meal prep doesn’t have to stressful if you plan ahead and make nutritious snack that your kids will love. These homemade, nut-free granola bars are a great healthy snack for school lunches. Apricots are full of fibre, beta-carotene and antioxidants. Make a batch on the weekend for healthy snacks for the week.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • ½ cup dried organic apricots (sulphite free), chopped
  • cup dates, soaked and drained
  • ½ ripe banana
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt

 

Instructions

  • Use parchment paper to line the bottom of an 8x8” pan
  • In a food processor, combine dates, banana, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, sea salt and purée until smooth.
  • Add in the oats, coconut flakes and dried apricots and mix until combined.
  • Use your hands to press the mixture together (if the mixture is too moist add some more oats) and press into the pan.
  • Place the pan in the fridge for 3-4 hours, then cut to desired portions and wrap individually.
  • Keep in the fridge for up to one week.

 

 





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