Get the Skinny: Yummy for your Kiddie Granola Bar

Yummy for your Kiddie Granola Bar

By Ben McLauchlin of Swerve Sweetener

 

Back to school time means the pace picks up, and we don’t always have time for a full breakfast or snack, and often need a quick grab-and-go breakfast, snack, or pre-workout fuel source.  Ben McLauchlin of Swerve has you covered, with an oh-so-easy recipe for DIY homemade granola bars that are rich in whole grains and heart smart fats, plus a boost of protein and zero added sugar!

 

Yummy for your Kiddie Granola Bar

Makes 24 servings

 Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cups dates
  • 1½ cups water
  • ¾ cup whole grain gluten free flour or whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup whey protein
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup wheat germ
  • 3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 cup Swerve confectioners
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cup chopped peanuts – or any type of nut or seed

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a jelly roll or 9 X 13 pan with coconut oil.

Put water and prunes in a pot over med-high heat. Bring to a boil, then take off and set aside for 10 minutes. Mix flour, rolled oats, wheat germ, cinnamon, and chopped peanuts in a mixing bowl, and set aside. Add prunes and water and peanut butter to a food processor, and puree until smooth. Add to the dry mixture and mix together with a spatula or bag of a wooden spoon.

Pour into the pan, and press down to spread evenly across pan. It should be ½ inch thick.

Place in oven for 25-30 minutes. Take out and cut into 24 squares. Let cool completely before removing.

Per serving: 135 calories, 5.7 grams fat, <1 gram saturated fat, 85 mg sodium, 21.5 grams carbs, 3 grams fiber, 2.5 grams sugar, 6.5 grams protein.

 

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