Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Lemon Chia Granola Bars

Move over poppy seeds, the chia seed in town and lemon has new best friend!

Lemon Chia Seed Granola BarsChia 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 Bars

Makes 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.

Lemon Chia Seed Granola Bars

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!

Lemon Chia Seed Granola Bars

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