Tuesday, January 8, 2013

chia granola bars (makes 9-12 bars)

1/4 c. liquid virgin coconut oil
1 T milled chia
1 c. pitted Medjool dates
1/4 c. almond milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract

1 1/2 c. rolled oats
1/2 x. whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 c. finely chopped nuts
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4-1/2 c. dark chocolate chips

-preheat oven to 350.
-combine coconut oil through almond extract in a food processor to form a paste (scrape as needed)
-whisk together oats through salt to combine thoroughly
-mix together wet and dry ingredients until just combined
-spread onto a cookie sheed in a half-inch layer in a rectangle (won't fill pan)
-cut bars with a knife dipped in cold water (into 4x2 in. bars)
-bake on middle rack until set ~ 12-15 min.

from Chia: the Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood by Wayne Coates

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