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Granola Bars w/ Hemp - Gluten Free & Vegan

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Author Tessa the Domestic Diva

Ingredients

Dry

  • 2 cups gluten free oats (toasted in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes for additional flavor if desired)
  • 1/3 cup hemp hearts
  • 1/3 cup flax meal or chia meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Wet:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil other fats should work too
  • 1/3 cup honey (or any sticky sweetener))
  • 1/3 cup palm sugar or more to taste, any granulated sugar would work
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Mix In Options:

  • Sliced toasted almonds, chocolate chips, rainbow drops, raisins, cranberries, any additional seeds or nuts)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line a 7" x 11' or 8" x 8" pan with parchment.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the dry ingredients.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium low heat, gently melt the coconut oil, honey, and palm sugar together to dissolve sugar.
  4. Mix in the vanilla and sea salt.
  5. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and stir to moisten well. Mix in any favorite add ins at this point.
  6. Press the mixture evenly into the parchment lined pan.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until just turning golden.
  8. Let cool for several minutes before cutting into desired size, and then return to pan to cool entirely and firm up (promise, they will!)