Peanut goji granola bars

As I am one of those people who eats five meals a day, I always carry snacks whenever I leave the house. Whether it be dates and nuts, a homemade granola bar, or a piece of fruit.

I recently read a quote that really resonated with me, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”. It just goes to show that all the hard work and effort you put into your lifestyle pays off in the long run.

Only one bowl needed

I am all about convenience, especially at 5 in the morning! These granola bars are a one bowl wonder that require little preparation time.

Ingredients all combined

The peanut butter and rice malt syrup act as the glue to keep the mixture together.

Pressed into set

I used the back of a wet spoon to press the granola mixture into the tray.

After you’ve cut the bars, if there are any crumbly pieces left enjoy these on top of coconut yoghurt and fruit for breakfast!

All wrapped up!

These bars will keep in the fridge in a sealed container for up to four days.

Peanut goji granola bars

Makes 24 bars

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 2 cups fresh dates, pitted
  • 1 cup 100% natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup goji berries
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 TBSP cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup rice malt syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil

Method:

  1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well combined.
  2. Press into lined rectangular tray then place into the freezer for 20 minutes, or until hardened.
  3. Cut, using a pizza cutter or knife, into squares or bars whilst in the tray (this prevents it from breaking apart). Serve and enjoy!

Notes:

    • You may need to add more peanut butter or rice malt syrup if it isn’t coming together – this mixture should be quite sticky!
    • You can substitute the peanut butter for any nut butter
    • You can substitute the rice malt syrup for honey or 100% pure maple syrup
    • You can halve this recipe if you want to make less bars

What are your go-to snacks for the day?

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