It's a weekly routine of mine to preheat the oven and mix up a batch of my oh-so-yummy granola bars. With a ton of nutrients and good fats, I find it's the perfect snack to have in your bag whenever the hunger strikes. Not having these on hand leaves the door open to buy the readily available crap that is everywhere.
1 cup almonds
1 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup flax seeds or chia seeds
1/2 cup hemp seed
3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup liquid honey
Combine. Pour on parchment paper on cookie sheet. Press firmly. Bake 17-19 min. @ 350. Let cool then cut into 16 bars.
Whether I'm trying to fulfill my nutritional needs while training, recovering from a race or loading for an ultra, these bars pack a punch in a small very tasty square. Check the nutritional value:
242 calories, 14 g fat, 1.5 g sat. fat, 25 g carbs, 4.5 g fibre, and 7 g protein.
Sweet mother, I'm getting hungry just writing this!