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Protein Granola Bars

In this episode of Clean Eating with Arielle Haspel, you'll be making homemade protein granola bars. These protein granola bars are sweet, delicious and wholesome-so much healthier than a packaged snack bar! 

First you're going to prepare your dry ingredients. To a bowl, add old fashioned oats and sliced almonds. You'll also add almond flour, which lends great flavor, helps to bind the homemade granola bars together, and adds a bit of protein and healthy fats. Next you're going to add in some chia seeds, which are packed with fiber and protein! To sweeten it up, add coconut palm sugar, which is a lower glycemic sugar. For another dose of protein and a nutty flavor, add shelled hemp seeds and pistachios. Everyone loves chocolate chips in their homemade granola bars, but make sure to use dark chocolate to add antioxidants and cut back on sugar. Mix the dry ingredients together.

In a separate bowl, prepare the wet ingredients. Add egg whites for protein and to help bind the protein granola bars together. Packaged granola bars usually use vegetable or canola oils which are unhealthy and highly processed. But in our homemade granola bars, you're going to use clean eating-approved coconut oil. Mix in vanilla extract and raw honey, then add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine well. You can also add some sea salt to the mixture. Look for grey or pink sea salt, which means all the minerals are still intact. 

Next you're going to line a baking dish with parchment paper and coat it with some coconut oil. Spread the granola into the pan, then bake at 350 for just 30-35 minutes. Let cool then cut into bars and enjoy!

These protein granola bars are a great option for breakfast on the go, and the whole family will love them as a healthy snack. No additives, no processed sugars, just pure deliciousness! 

 

Ingredients
  • 2½ cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • ¼ cup green shelled hemp seeds
  • ½ cup shelled pistachios
  • 2 large organic egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup coconut palm sugar
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup mini dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup organic honey
Method
Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a 13x9 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Lightly coat parchment paper with a little coconut oil. In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients: oats, hemp seeds, chia seeds, almonds, pistachios, chocolate chips, almond flour and coconut palm sugar. In another bowl whisk together wet ingredients: egg whites, coconut oil, vanilla extract and honey. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. If desired, add sea salt. Transfer granola mixture to prepared pan and using wet hands or a spatula, press firmly into an even layer. Bake at 325 degrees for approx. 30-35 min or until dark golden on top. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Cut into granola bar shapes (approx. 3.5 inch x 1.5 inch) and enjoy! Serves 16
Duration: 03:55 Last Updated On: 2016-01-13

Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Information

Recipe Serves 16
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories
227
11.35% Complete
11%
Fat
14g
21.5384615385% Complete
22%
Cholesterol
0mg
0.0% Complete
0%
Sodium
84mg
3.65217391304% Complete
4%
Carbohydrates
25g
19.3798449612% Complete
19%
Fiber
3g
12.0% Complete
12%
Sugar
14g
28.0% Complete
28%
Protein
6g
11.7647058824% Complete
12%
*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dietary Needs

Lower Sodium
Lower Sodium
Dairy Free
Dairy Free
Lower Cholesterol
Lower Cholesterol
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