Homemade granola bars
These no-bake energy bars are super easy to make, gluten-free, and can give you an energy boost.
You can find bars in the supermarket but usually, they are expensive, and also full of sugar, so…. what’s better than doing them yourself?
Even though are healthy, it’s a caloric bomb, but as long as we don’t eat a lot, they will do the job 😉
It’s important to keep them on the fridge, and they last up to 3 months 🙂
About the ingredients, you can add nuts or whatever you want, I’m just showing a base.
-2 tbsp of Coconut oil
-1/2 cup of honey (sometimes I put less because I don’t like it super sweet)
-2/4 ucp of Peanut Butter (natural, with no additives)
-1 tbsp of vanilla extract
-2 and 1/4 cups of oats
-2 tbsp of cocoa nibs (or just chocolate chips)
– 3 tbsp of seeds (I mix pumpkin, sunflower, and sesame seeds)
– Optional: a bit of shreded coconut
Boil water in a pan and put on top a bowl resistant to heat, put the coconut oil, the honey, the vanilla extract and the peanut butter altogether cooking in bain-marie, you can also cook it directly in the pan, but for me like that is more comfortable.
Cook and stir occasionally. Once all the ingredients are mixed, add the oats, the seeds until everything is combined, here you can also add the cocoa nibs because they don’t melt, but if you use chocolate chips instead, you should wait until the ingredients cold.
Transfer the mix into a cutting board with baking paper. Press all the mix cutting the form of the granola bars so it’s easy to take them out afterwards. Refrigerate them for at least 30 minutes until they are firm
Special thanks to Tugce, my friend and housemate who showed me how to do this 🙂