Buckwheat Granola Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Breakfast, Sweet Tooth | 0 comments

Buckwheat Granola Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free)
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Ingredients:
◾1 1/3 cup rolled oats (gluten free)
◾2/3 cup buckwheat flour
◾1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
◾1/4 cup maple syrup
◾1/2 cup goji berries
◾ 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
◾ 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
◾1/2 cup almond butter
◾2 tbsp coconut butter
◾1/4 cup almond milk (optional_

Directions:
1.Preheat oven to 350*F. Grease an 8X8 inch square pan with oil.
2.In a large mixing bowl, stir together all dry ingredients excluding the nuts and goji berries.
4.Warm the maple syrup, almond butter, and coconut butter in a small saucepan on medium heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir into the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the almond milk if it seems too dry.
5.Stir in the nuts and berries.
6.Press firmly into prepared pan.
7.Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool the bars cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then place the pan in the fridge to let them set and finish cooling.
8.Cut into bars. Store them at room temperature in an airtight container or wrap individually for grab-and-go convenience.

Let’s Talk Nutrition:
Buckwheat:
• Good source of magnesium, copper and fiber
• helps stabilize blood sugar levels
• Helps prevent gallstones
• Gluten Free

Oatmeal:
• Lowers cholesterol levels
• Good source of manganese, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc
• Good source of fiber
• Contains antioxidants
• Cardiovascular benefits
• Stabilizes blood sugar levels

 

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