Granola Bars to Share with the Kids!



– 1 1/2 cups rolled oats – 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut – 1/4 cup honey (or maple syrup or applesauce for kids younger than 12 months) – 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour – 3 tablespoons peanut butter (or Sunbutter) – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon – 1/8 teaspoon baking powder – 2 tablespoons chia seeds – 1/4 cup water

Step 1.

Place the oats and coconut into the bowl of a food processor and blitz to grind into a coarse texture (like quick oats).

Step 2.

Add the remaining ingredients, including the peanut butter and honey, and blend well.

Step 3.

Add ¼ cup water and blend until batter comes together like thick cookie dough. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides once or twice to get things fully incorporated.

Step 4.

Place batter onto the center of the prepared baking sheet and use your hands to press thin, about 1/4-1/2-inch thick and about 8x8-inches big. I measure roughly using an 8x8-inch baking pan.

Step 5.

Use a knife to lightly score lines for squares in whatever size you like.

Step 6.

Bake for 18-20 minutes, remove from oven, and let cool completely on the pan.

Step 7.

Break into squares and serve.