Soft and Chewy 7-Seed Bars (GF/Vegan)
I have never been a big fan of the granola bars found in the grocery store. If you ever stopped to read the ingredient list you’ll know what I mean. The recipe below is simple to make and I promise you’ll be able to pronounce all the ingredients! You might even have them all in your pantry.
These nut and seed bars are filled with not just clean vegetarian protein but vitamins and minerals. This is why nuts and seeds are a very important part of a vegetarian diet.
Here is the recipe for the ‘ingredients you can pronounce’ 7-Seed (loaded with protein) Bars
1/2 cup dates soaked in warm water for a few minutes to soften
1/2 cup cashews or walnuts
1/4 cup white sesame seeds
1/8 cup black sesame seeds
1/8 cup hemp seeds
1/4 cup chia seeds
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
2 tbsp ground flax seeds
1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp cashew or almond butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an 8″ square Pyrex dish with coconut oil. Process all the ingredients in a food processor until a thick dough forms. Press into the Pyrex dish and bake around 20 minutes or until the edges start to turn brown. Allow to cool before slicing. Feel free to add chocolate chips or dried cranberries if you think your kids will like them. Depending on how big you cut these bars they can provide up to 10 grams of protein a serving.
You won’t find a 1/8 cup measure but you can fill the 1/4 cup halfway to get this amount.
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