Granola Squares

Granola Squares

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15 min 50 min 1 h 5 min 12
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Ingredients


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

Instructions


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8x8 dish and line with parchment paper. Set aside.

Begin by soaking the dried dates and figs in a bowl of hot water to let them soften.

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.

Once the oven is preheated, spread the large flake oats on a dry baking sheet, and toast them in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until light brown.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat the coconut oil until melted. Set aside to cool.

Drain the water from the dates and figs, and then add to a blender with 1/3 cup of water. Blend until smooth, or slightly chunky. Scrape the sides and add a touch more water and blend again.

Add all ingredients (including toasted oats) to a large mixing bowl, (or in the saucepan with the coconut oil for less cleaning). Mix everything together well. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and smooth out to make it as flat as possible.

Turn the oven down to 275 degrees and bake for 40-45 minutes.

Let the granola squares cool, and then cut them into 12 squares.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 190  
Calories from fat 93  
Calories from saturated fat 62  
Total Fat 10.3  g
Saturated Fat 6.9  g
Trans Fat 0.0  g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.4  g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.2  g
Cholesterol 0  mg
Sodium 3.1  mg
Potassium 180  mg
Total Carbohydrate 20.8  g
Dietary Fiber 3.5  g
Sugars 8.3  g
Protein 3.1  g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Fruit 0.4
Grain 0.5
Meat Alternative 0.2

Energy sources


Pygal 0% 381.061511399 90.75758831 44% 453.333248629 153.368269881 49% 310.994610754 192.410194363 7% 364.775765327 92.3275486953 44% 49% 7% Alcohol Carbohydrates Fat Protein
Recipe from: Melanie Faris
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