Loaded with dietary fiber, rolled oats aid in healthy digestion and in keeping you full for longer. They also contain a form of soluble fiber called beta-glucan, which has been found to lower total blood cholesterol.
Traditional Flahavan’s Irish rolled oats combined with almond butter and a few pantry staples are all it takes to make your own clean granola bars.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment and mist with cooking spray; set aside.
- Place oats and almonds on a small baking sheet and bake, stirring once, until nuts are lightly browned, about 12 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl; to bowl, add flaxseeds, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg.
- In a small saucepan, combine almond butter, coconut sugar, and honey. Bring to a simmer on medium, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over oat mixture and stir until well combined. Let cool for 5 minutes. Scrape into prepared baking dish and press down firmly with a rubber spatula.
- Bake until edges are golden brown, about 20 minutes. Let cool in baking dish for 1 hour. Cut into 12 bars.
- In a heat-proof bowl over gently simmering water, melt chocolate. Using a spoon, drizzle chocolate over bars. Let chocolate cool before serving.
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- Serving Size 1 bar
- Calories 192
- Carbohydrate Content 25 g
- Cholesterol Content 0 mg
- Fat Content 9 g
- Fiber Content 3.5 g
- Protein Content 4 g
- Saturated Fat Content 1 g
- Sodium Content 84 mg
- Sugar Content 12.5 g
- Monounsaturated Fat Content 4.5 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat Content 2.5 g