Chia seeds seem to be popping up everywhere these days ... they are the new 'super seed' and rightfully so. They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and they are filled with protein, calcium, manganese and fiber just to name a few things. They go great in smoothies, desserts, yogurts and even plain water! Can we go wrong with the chia seed? I think not.
Now that I am on a homemade granola bar kick I figured it was time to try a lemon and chia seed granola bar. These are chewy granola bars that make a great on-the-go breakfast or a snack during the day for you and the kids.
Lemon Chia Granola BarsMakes 8-10 granola bars
1 c dates
1 c oats
1/4 c garbanzo bean flour
1/4 c chia seeds
1/4 c honey
1 T lemon juice
1/2 t vanilla
dash of salt.
In a food processor mix all ingredients until they are well incorporated but don't puree too fine.
Line a 9x7 or 8x8 baking pan with aluminum foil and spray foil. Press granola bars into pan.
Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes. Pull granola bars and aluminum foil out of pan and let it cool on a cutting board. When cooled, cut and enjoy!