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RECIPE: Grab and Go Gluten-Free Granola Bars

granola bars

How many of you would like something healthy and delicious that you can grab on the go, that doesn’t have a ton of sugar AND doesn’t cost $2.00 a bar?

These delicious energy-packing granola bars are great for a breakfast bite, a hike, a quick nibble, or crumbled over your granola.

You can add dried fruit , coconut, or, if you want a chocolate fix, add cacao powder or chocolate chips!

In a food processor combine:

6 – 8 Dates, pitted

1/2 cup Rolled oats (not instant oatmeal; the slow cook kind, mine were trader Joes organic, all natural and naturally gluten-free)

1/2 cup sunflower seeds (don’t use the ones with chemicals and preservatives in them, just plain sunflower seeds– salted ok)
I actually used just under 1/2 c sunflower seeds and through in some chia seeds to complete the 1/2 cup, which is tastier and more healthy, you could also throw in some flax seeds or coconut
2 heaping Tbsp of all-natural Almond butter 
5 dashes cinnamon (around 1/2 Tbsp or 1-2 tsp, because I love cinnamon, and it’s super good for you, and smells delicious!)
pinch of sea salt
Spread in to glass, container with sealable lid.  You could cut them in to cubes and wrap in wax paper so they are ready to grab on the go, but I usually store them in the fridge, and cut in to small cubes when I need a quick, healthy, nutritious snack!

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