Granola Sticky Bars by Tony Horton

WOW, my husband, children and I all love this recipe. It’s super easy to make, and my 2 year old had fun helping me put this together which is an added bonus! Try them out for yourself or just make the granola to add to yogurts and anything else really.

Horton notes in the book that pre-made granolas that you find in the store are full of fat and added sugar and this one isn’t.

Get Up and Go Granola

3 cups rolled oats (not instant)

1 cup oat flour or spelt flour

1 cup walnuts, chopped, or any other nut

1/2 cup flaxseed

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon cardamom

3/4 cup grapeseed oil

3/4 cup maple syrup or agave nector

1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract, alcohol-free if available

Preheat the oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the oil, syrup or agave nectar, and extract. Whisk together until well combined. Pour the oil mixture over the oats mixture and stir to combine.

Spread the granola evenly on the baking sheet. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove it from the oven and let it sit for 5 minutes to crisp up, and then break it into chucks.

(Makes 4-6 servings)

My Sticky Bar

1/2 banana

1/2 cup Get Up and Go Granola (above)

1 heaping tablespoon crunchy almond butter

Use a fork to mash up the banana, then mix it with the granola and almond butter. Roll the mixture into a bar. Freeze. When you’re ready to eat, heat the sticky bar in the microwave on high for 20 seconds. You can double up or triple this recipe.

(Makes 1 bar)

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