Thursday, June 12, 2014

Granola Bites (Protein Packed)

These yummy bars are loaded with protein. They will give you a great energy boost any time of the day. You can make them ahead and store them in air tight container in the fridge and have them when you want a great protein snack. Yum! It is always a winner with chocolate and peanut butter.

1C. chopped almonds (food processor)
1/2 C. sesame seeds
1/ 2 C. toasted quinoa
4 1/4 C. old fashioned oats
1/4 C. hemp seed Bobs red mill
1/4 C. flax seed (ground) *Optional
1/4 C. chia (ground) *Optional
1/2 C. honey
1/2 C. water
1 1/2 C. natural peanut butter
2 T coconut oil
1/2 C. unsweetened shredded coconut
1 C dark chocolate chips

1. Pour into a medium sized bowl almonds, sesame seeds, quinoa, oats, hemp, flax, and chia. stir  until completely blended.
2. Then add oat mixture to water, honey, and peanut butter, add coconut oil Mix till all blended. Then fold in coconut and chocolate chips.

3. Firmly press into a jelly 13x9 pan. Compress to make it all level. You can use a spatula. Allow to sit  in fridge until firm. Cut and eat.

4. Store leftovers in fridge in air tight container. 

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