Lunch bag granola bars with chopped oreos

Is it september already?! To make sure my kid who is currently going through a massive growth spurt has some healthy snacks in school, I’ve been baking some healthy goodies. I’ll talk about the energy balls I made in a future post. But for now I want to share my yummilicious recipe for granola bars… I’ve catered for my kid’s growing needs (ie with added protein powder and probiotics powder) but you can of course leave these out or add your own powders…

So here it is – my recipe is gluten and lactose free and low in sugar, but I’ll give information to make it vegan.

Ingredients

200g gluten-free oats

60g chopped nuts (I used almonds and pecans but feel free to choose what you have in the house)

75g honey (replace with rice or maple syrup to make vegan)

55g lactose free butter (I’m sure it works with vegan margarine too)

50g xylitol

Pinch of vanilla and salt

5g protein powder

5g probiotic powder

And about 50-70g of other ingredients of your choice. I chose (as I wasn’t sure my son would like granola bars – he hadn’t had any before) 50g chopped up oreos.

Method

Start by preheating your oven to 200C.

Chop the nuts fairly well (but so the chunks are still visible, not up to powder stage) and put them on a baking plate together with the oats. Leave them in the oven for 10 mins until they start smelling of granola 😋

In the meantime, put honey, xylitol, and butter into a pot and melt on a medium heat.

Stir all your ingredients together (including the ones you’ve added and press the mix down in a lined baking tray. Press down quite firmly so the bars will stick together.

Put in the freezer for 30 mins until firm, and then cut into bars. Delish!

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