I went on a hike yesterday! Put on my boots, bottled water enough for an army, applied Frontline to the dog, and packed enough granola bars for a couple of days supply! You know, just in case we would get lost in the woods…. Hey, you gotta be prepared. Its Upstate NY…. Its the wilderness!… I’ve heard there’s bears!! We dont have those in denmark… Our largest wild animal is a fox… Which actually is kinda embarrassing for the country but…. Any who!.. Off we went, and of course we didn’t get lost. It was an amazing trip:-) I wanna go again soon!!
My survival vegan granola bars:
- 160 g (2 cups) oats
- 60 g (1/2 cup) chopped almonds
- 70 g (1/2 cup) pumpkin seeds
- 70 g (1/2 cup) sunflower seeds
- 80 g (1/2 cup) flax seeds
- 30 g (3 Tbs) virgin coconut oil
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 150 g (1/2 cup) agave
- 45 g (1/4 cup) coconut palm sugar
- 75 g (1/2 cup) rasins
- optional: 1/4 cup chocolate chips
Turn oven on to 350. Spray a 9×9 inch pan with Pam.
Mix oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and flax seeds, and spread them out on a oven tray. Toast in the oven for 10 min.
While they are toasting mix coconut oil, vanilla, salt, agave and coconut palm sugar in a small pot. Bring to a boil and then turn off the heat when everything has incorporated.
When nuts are toasted poor them into a bowl and add raisins. Poor the sugar mixture over and stir till combined.
Spread the mixture out in the prepared pan, and press down firmly with a spatula till its packed evenly all over. Turn the oven down to 300 and bake the bars in the middle for 30 min.
Take the pan out, and let cool completely before turning the giant granola bar out on a cutting board. Melt chocolate over a water bath, and poor mixture over one half of the granola bar mass. Spread the chocolate with a knife or an offset spatula, till it covers as a nice thin layer. (If you just wanna make all the granola bars with chocolate, or without, of cause just do that:-) I just like to make 2 different options in one batch…)
Put the cutting board in the refrigerator and let it cool for 30 min till the chocolate has set. Then cut bars in desired sizes, and wrap in paper. Make sure to write on which ones are reg. an which ones are with chocolate. Store in fridge.