Very Berry Granola Bars

These Very Berry Granola Bars are easy to rustle up and a great option when you need to eat breakfast on the go or for an afternoon snack. Almond, cashew or macadamia nut butters all work well to add protein and flavour.

* Photo courtesy of Packed by Becky Alexander and Michelle Lake © Nourish Books 2017, commissioned photography by Haarala Hamilton


Ingredients
1
cup
rolled oats
2
tablespoons
extra-virgin coconut oil
2
tablespoons
honey
2
tablespoons
nut butter of choice
1
teaspoon
vanilla extract
3
tablespoons
raw, shelled pistachio nuts, roughly chopped
2/3
cup
dried shredded coconut
2
tablespoons
dried goji berries
Directions
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line 9 x 6-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Spread oats over parchment in single layer and bake 15 minutes until golden.
In saucepan, cook oil, honey, nut butter, and vanilla over medium-low heat until oil is melted and contents in pan are well combined.
Stir in baked oats until well coated. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
Tip mixture back into parchment-paper-lined baking pan and press down firmly using damp hands.
Place in refrigerator at least 1 hour and then cut into 8 bars. Wrap each bar in parchment and store in airtight container for up to one week.
Reprinted With Permission From Packed: Lunch Hacks to Squeeze More Nutrients Into Your Day

The base number of servings for this recipe is 8
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