A glimpse on my blog, and you can probably guess that I like simple recipes. These Wild Granola Bars are no exception.
My mother gave me the recipe and originally they are made of peanut butter, but I replaced it with almond butter. I started with a saucepan of warm almond butter, then slowly and cautiously added oats and dried nuts. Then I added a little more. And a little more. By the end, I had added all the dried fruits I could find in my pantry and made a beautiful and wild concoction. What’s more, it’s vegan!
WILD AND VEGAN GRANOLA BARS
Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Makes: 12 bars, depends on thickness
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- ½ cup water
- 100 grams agave syrup
- 100 grams dried fruits and nuts
- 100 grams oats
- 120 grams almond butter
In a bowl, mix the almond butter, agave syrup and cocoa powder. Pour the mix into a saucepan and heat over a stove. Use low-heat, mix often and pour little amounts of water when needed to prevent burning or sticking. Heat for 5 minutes or until smooth. Let cool for 2 – 3 minutes.
After cooling, add the oats, dried fruits and dried nuts. Mix well.
Pour the granola into a tray and spread evenly.
Refrigerate for minimum 1 hour. Cut into bars.