Small but mighty, bursting with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, fibre and protein, Chia Seeds are hard to beat! Try adding them to your granola bars with this recipe.
Zesty Lemon Chia Seed Granola Bars
1 1/2 Cups of porridge oats
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup almonds, roughly chopped
1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1 lemon zest
⅓ cup agave
1/2 cup almond butter,
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, (omit if almond butter is salted)
Line an 8 x 8” baking tray with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, toss together the oats, coconut, almonds, chia seeds and lemon zest. Mix until combined.
In a small saucepan melt the agave and almond butter together over medium-low heat.
Stir until combined, remove from heat and immediately stir in the vanilla extract and lemon zest.
Pour the agave and almond butter mixture in with the dry ingredients, stir until everything is well-combined.
Transfer the mixture to the lined baking tray, using another piece of parchment paper and your hands press out the mixture firmly to the sides.
Cover the tray and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours (ideally up to 4 hours), until firmed up (putting the bars in the freezer will make them easier to slice).
Lift it out the hardened mixture from the baking tray and slice into 12 separate bars.
Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container with parchment paper in between each bar to prevent sticking.
**Bars will keep in the fridge for up to a week