Read on for some deliciously decadent nutty chocolatey oaty bars that are free from dairy and refined sugar so can get away with as a quick breakfast or healthy snack on the go!
Tomorrow morning at Vitality Plus we will be hosting a 'Wake Up To Organic' event with Organic Food UK! This means if you're in the area pop by from 8am to 11am and enjoy a free, organic breakfast! I will be bringing along these bars for you to try or you can help yourself to muesli, porridge, teas, juice and more all in the name of showing how easy it can be to switch to healthier and organic foods for breakfast or any meal!
Nutty Chocolate Granola Bars
You will need:
100 g organic rolled oats
35 g sprouted buckwheat
200 g dates
50 g raw almonds
1 1/2 tbsp raw cacao powder
60 g whole earth smooth peanut butter
60 g maple syrup
60 g coconut oil
1. Place oats, buckwheat and almonds in a baking tray and toast in the first oven at 180 C for 15 minutes, giving it a shake once or twice throughout.
2. Place dates in a small bowl and cover in warm water, set aside for 10 minutes. Drain and blend in the food processor until a sticky dough forms.
3. Add the toasted oats etc to the food processor and quickly pulse until all mixed. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
4. In a saucepan, over a low heat melt the peanut butter, maple syrup and coconut oil. Add the melted ingredients to the oat and date mixture with the cacao powder (if you want to add any raisins, banana chips, chocolate chips etc, now is the time!), and stir until combined.
5. Press mixture into a baking tray lined with cling film, cover with more cling film and press mixture down with back of a spoon so it is even. Freeze for 20 minutes, then cut into slices and keep in the fridge. Enjoy and use within a few days.
My name is Helen Davison and I'm a NIMH registered practising Medical Herbalist based in Ramsbottom, Lancashire. I've had a keen interest in herbal remedies since my early teens and would experiment creating my own balms and bath bombs using natural ingredients, which prompted me in discovering and pursuing a career in Western Herbal Medicine.