Butterscotch High Protein Granola Bars
These are great snacks densely and deliciously packed with nutritional goodness for on the go!
1 3/4 Cup oats
3/4 Cup coconut (unsweetened, shredded)
1/4 Cup chia seeds
1/4 Cup hemp seeds
1 Cup sunflower seeds
1/2 Tablespoon flax seeds (ground)
1/2 Cup gogi berries
1/4 Cup coconut oil
2/3 Cup maple syrup (or honey)
1/4 Cup coconut sugar
1 Teaspoon vanilla
1/4 Teaspoon sea salt
1 Teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease an 8?12 baking dish (best if lined with parchment paper)
Toss the oats, sunflower seeds, and coconut together on a sheet pan and bake 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned.
Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl and stir in the seeds (hemp, flax, chia)
Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees F.
Place the coconut oil, honey or maple syrup, coconut sugar and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
Cook and stir for 1 minute, then add vanilla and lemon zest pour over the toasted oatmeal mixture stir well.
Pour mixture into the greased baking dish.
Press the mixture evenly into the pan.
Bake 25-30 minutes, until light and golden brown.
Cool in pan before cutting.