Healthy Savoury Granola Bars with Ancient Herbs Recipe

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Yield: 16 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts: Per 1 serving (1 bar, 45 g)

Calories 170; Fat 7 g (10% DV), Carbohydrates 26 g (9% DV), Fibre 3g (14% DV); Sugars 17g, Protein 4 g. Food Guide Servings: Vegetables and Fruit ½

Ingredients:

1cup packed (315 g) Dates, pitted finely diced

2Tbsp(30 ml) Pure maple syrup

¼ cup (65 g) Peanut butter crunchy

¼ cup (45 g) Dark chocolate chips

1 cup (100 g) Almonds sliced

1 ½ cups (145 g) Rolled oats

½ tsp (2.5 ml) Rosemary crushed

½ tsp (2.5 ml) Thyme crushed

½ tsp (2.5 ml) Lavender

Instructions:

  1. Process dates in a food processor until small bits remain (about 1 minute).
  2. Toast rolled oats and almonds in a 350 F (176 C) oven for 10-15 minutes or until slightly golden Reserve.
  3. Warm up maple syrup, peanut butter, rosemary, thyme and lavender in a small saucepan over low Stir in puree date, using a wooden spatula break up the dates to dissolve, pour over the oat and almond mixture.
  4. Add dark chocolate chips and thoroughly mix, transfer to a 5 x 7-inch Pyrex lined with saran wrap.
  5. Press down firmly until uniformly flattened, cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  6. Remove granola from pan and cut into 16 even bars.
  7. Store in a sealed container up to 5 days.