We’ve got another pretty tasty recipe once more today. For those reading this for the first time, in the cheap eat recipe series the goal is purely to bring whole foods to your plate that are free from refined and added nasties, whilst also being cheep and easy to make.
With all that aside, let’s crack on! Today’s recipe is for healthy(ish) paleo granola bars.
What I will say off the bat is this recipe does include quite a fair bit of sweetness by way of honey/natural syrup. There’s no getting away from the fact that although both these sweeteners are a better option than refined, man made alternatives, they are still sugars and as such will spike insulin. That being said, they are damn tasty, no grains or gluten, and inclusive of some other serious nutritional qualities!
Alright so here’s what you need;
– One and a half cups of mixed nuts (unsalted)
– Half a cup of shredded coconut (unsweetened)
– Half a cup of raisins & dates
– Two thirds a cup of pumpkin seeds
– Two thirds a cup of sunflower seeds
– Three tbsp of chia seeds
– Three tbsp of sesame seeds
– One third a cup of unsweetened almond butter (check out earlier recipe here to make your own; http://whatsuppblogblog.com/2017/01/22/cheap-eat-nutrition-7-paleogluten-freelow-carbhigh-healthy-fat-quick-easy-and-on-a-budget/)
– Two tbsp of coconut oil
– One third a cup of honey or a fruit syrup such as date syrup
– Preheat oven to 175c
– Prepare dish lined with parchment paper. Grease this with butter or coconut oil.
– Roughly chop or crush half the nuts. Blend the rest on food processor.
– Melt coconut oil and mix together with honey/fruit syrup, set to one side
– Mix all ingredients together in a bowl thoroughly
– Add coconut oil and honey, mix again thoroughly
– Place mixture in the backing tray and spread out evenly
– Bake in oven for 15 – 20 minutes
– Once baked, remove from oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes
– Now remove from tray still in parchment paper and place in fridge for about 40 minutes
– Remove from fridge, cut as you please and enjoy!