Figgy Granola Bars

Stack of homemade healthy granola bars on a plate.

It took me a while to get this recipe right, but my golly, oh-so worth it! These bars are just delicious and full of fibre. They make the perfect on-the-go snack or lunch box addition (for you or your kiddos).

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups puffed amaranth (or puffed quinoa)
  • 1 cup sunflower kernels
  • 12 organic dried figs, sliced finely
  • 1/3 cup dried currants
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup linseed meal (or flaxseed meal)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

Method

Toast sunflower kernels in a pan on medium heat, stirring constantly for 3-4 minutes until fragrant.

Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl (rolled oats, puffed amaranth, sliced figs, driend currants, sunflower seeds, linseed meal).

Bowl of dry ingredients for healthy granola bars.

Mix wet ingredients together in a small bowl (honey, water, coconut oil). If wet ingredients aren’t mixing well, you can pop them in the microwave for 30 to 60 seconds to melt honey and coconut oil.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and combine. If mixture is to dry, add some more water (in tablespoon aliquots) until it reaches the right consistency.

Mixture for figgy granola bars in baking tray.

Press mixture flat into a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake at 190 degrees for bout 20 minutes or until firm and a little crunchy.

While warm, carefully cut into slices then leave to cool.

I recommend storing the bars in an airtight container in the fridge. This help the bars hold their shape and they can last in the fridge up to two weeks.

Stack of healthy homemade granola bars on a plate.

Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

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