Granola Squares

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 50 min 12
Granola Squares
Health Rating
These homemade Granola Squares are jam-packed with dried fruit and seedy goodness! The perfect bite-sized snack to take on the go for an afternoon pick-me-up!

Ingredients


1/2 cup pitted Dates
1/2 cup Figs, dried
2 tbsp Chia seeds, ground
1/4 cup Coconut milk (or almond milk)
3/4 cup Oats, large flakes, dry
1/3 cup Coconut oil
1/3 cup Water
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 cup Oat flour
2 tbsp Pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
2 tbsp Sesame seeds
2 tbsp Sunflower seeds
1 tsp Vanilla extract, pure

Instructions


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8x8 baking dish and small baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Soak the dried dates and figs in a bowl of hot water to let them soften.
  3. Add the chia seeds to a small cup or dish with the milk and stir. Let them sit to expand (at least 5 minutes). You may need to stir once or twice while it thickens.
  4. Once the oven is preheated, spread the large flake oats on the baking sheet, and toast for 10-15 minutes, until light brown.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat the coconut oil until melted. Set aside to cool.
  6. Drain the water from the dates and figs.
  7. Add the fruit to a blender with the amount of water indicated in the ingredient list. Blend until smooth, or slightly chunky. Scrape the sides, add a touch more water, if needed, and blend again.
  8. Add the date and fig mixture, soaked chia seed mixture, toasted oats, melted coconut oil, cinnamon, oat flour, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and vanilla extract to a large mixing bowl and stir well to combine. 
  9. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and smooth out the top.
  10. Lower oven temperature to 275 degrees F and bake for 40-45 minutes.
  11. Let cool, cut into squares, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 175
Calories from fat 89
Calories from saturated fat 59
Total Fat 9.9 g
Saturated Fat 6.6 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.2 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 3.0 mg
Potassium 174 mg
Total Carbohydrate 20.1 g
Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
Sugars 8.1 g
Protein 3.0 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Fruit 0.3
Grain 0.5
Meat Alternative 0.2

Energy sources


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