These homemade granola bars are perfect portable breakfast treats! Absolutely delicious and nutritious, this crunchy nutty bar will defi nitely hit the spot!

Here’s what you need:

• 2 Tablespoons ground flax meal

• 3 Tablespoons fi ltered water

• 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted

• 1/4 cup pure maple syrup, grade b

• 1/2 cup almond butter (no sugar added)

• 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C.

Line the bottom of a 20×20 centimetre pan with baking paper, and coat with coconut oil. Set aside.

2. In a small cup combine the flax meal and .water Whisk with a fork and set aside to thicken.

3. In a small pot, over low heat, combine the coconut oil, maple syrup, almond butter and almond extract. Stir occasionally and remove from heat when melted. Allow to cool, about 10 minutes.

4. Add the thickened fl ax meal to the pot and mix to combine.

5. In a medium bowl, combine the seeds, nuts, coconut and chocolate chips. Pour the almond butter mixture in and mix well. Press the mixture into the prepared pan.

6. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until golden and bubbly. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes.

7. Once cooled, loosen the sides with a knife, then invert onto a cutting board. Remove the baking paper by peeling off carefully. Place the entire cutting board into the fridge for 15 minutes — this is an important step that will ensure that your bars harden completely and do not crumble.

After 15 minutes, remove from fridge and cut into 20 bars. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

20 Servings