Friday, May 20, 2011

My new favorite vegan granola bars

I have been tweaking a few granola bar recipes to find one that I really like and is nutrious and feeling that we can make at home.  The husband likes to eat them on his way to work so they need to taste good and be filling.  Here is what I have come up with:

Vegan Granola Bars
adapted from Clean Eating Machine

4 cups oats
3/4 cup walnuts
3/4 cup cashews
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/4 cup raw sugar
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1.5 sticks Earth Balance (or other vegan spread)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup agave nectar
1 tsp vanilla
Large pinch of salt

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
2.  Mix well.
3.  Press firmly into cookie sheet with high sides lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper (makes it easier to get out after they are finished.
4.  Bake for 25-30 minutes.
5.  Let cool and then cut into 24 bars.
6.  Eat and freeze the rest.

You have to give them a try. 

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