Friday, April 9, 2010

Granola Bars & Cocoa-nut Granola

Jennifer & Audrey
1-1/2 cups oats, rolled, regular Old fashioned
1/2 cup oat flour
1/4 cup pumpkin Seeds (Raw)
1/2 cup Sunflower seeds (Raw Shelled)
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1 tablespoon cocoa Powder
1 teaspoons guar gum
1/2 cup sweetener
1 teaspoons blackstrap molasses
1/4 cup peanut butter
4 tablespoons water
1 tablespoons Vegetable Oil

Preheat oven to 325°. Oil a 9" x 13" baking pan,
set aside. Mix dry ingredients in a medium mixing
bowl. Mix molasses, sweetener, peanut butter, water,
and oil in a small bowlor 2 cup measuring cup. Add
liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well.
Press mixture into prepared baking.Bake for 18-20
minutes or until slightly browned. Cut into bars
with a sharp knife immediately. Cool 20 minutes
or until bars can be handled, then remove from pan
and place on a wire rack to finish cooling. Makes 16 bars.

Cocoa-nut Granola

1 square unsweetened chocolate OR one envelope Choco-bake
2 tablespoons butter OR 2 Tbs. coconut oil
2 tablespoons cream
3 to 4 tablespoons Splenda or 6 pkts of Splenda
1 cup Chocolate Whey Protein Powder
1 cup chopped nuts, any kind
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut (may be omitted)
2-3 tablespoons SF Davinci flavor of choice
3 to 4 tablespoons flaxseed meal for the topping (sweeten w/Splenda)

Melt chocolate/butter or oil in microwave very gently. You don't want the chocolate to burn. Add the Splenda and cream/milk and stir well. Then add the protein powder, nuts, coconut and stir well. It will be stiff. Add the Davinci's and stir well. Taste mixture, and if it is not sweet enough, add more sweetener.
In either a bread pan OR an 8 x 8 pan that has been lined with plastic wrap, spread out the mixture and pat until even. Sprinkle some flax seed meal, with or without splenda, on the top. Press it down slightly so it will stick to the bars. Cover the top of the bars with plastic wrap and chill. Makes 6 bars.

No comments:

Post a Comment