Hello energy maker! Full of protein, fiber, omegas, vitamins, minerals and yumminess! This raw recipe is a great snack to add protein powders and herbs to which increases the nutritional value (see note). I sprinkle sea salt on top because I like me some salty with my sweet.
1 3/4 cups gluten-free oats
1 3/4 cup gluten-free rice cereal or Perky’s Crunchy Flax
1/3 cup each almond and pecans, chopped (toasted is optional) You can play with these obviously (nuts, seeds, coconut…)
1/4 cup ground chia seeds
1/4 c protein powder (I used Amazing Meal which) You can use whatever though (hemp, rice…)
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp of chunky sea salt
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter (or any nut or seed butter)
1/4 c almond butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips or dried fruit (optional)
1/8 tsp each cinnamon, ginger and cardamon with 1/4 tsp added sea salt to sprinkle on top (optional)
***NOTE!!! You can sneak in herbs like Hawthorne extract (Excellent for heart health) from Wise Woman Herbals or Alma Paste (A fruit that is incredibly high in Vitamin C and has several medicinal uses from Ayush herbs (to list a couple of examples). Check with your health care provider for ideas and amounts. For instance the Hawthorne has honey so you might want to sub 1 Tbl from the honey and replace with Hawthorne. It won’t be the full dose in the bars but will be a bit of a lovely herb to support your heart on all aspects. Play with this and let me know.
Directions: 1) Line a 9×13 inch pan with parchment or wax paper (or plastic wrap that has been sprayed with a non stick spray). Mix it all up and pour in the pan. Let set for 2 hours. Store in fridge or freezer for the quick grab and go.