Healthy Apple Pie Energy Bars
A homemade Granola Bar sweetened naturally! Make these with the kids this afternoon!Makes 20 servings/bars
- 2 cups gluten free old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded dried coconut
- 1/2 cup pecans, walnuts, or almonds chopped
- 1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/3 cup raw honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup pitted medjool dates
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 cup dried apples, chopped
Preheat oven to 350° f and layer a large flat, rimmed baking tray with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine oats, coconut, pecans, coconut oil, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Mix well to combine. Place mixture in a single layer on the baking tray.
Bake for approximately 10 minutes until golden brown.
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine water, honey, dates and vanilla.
Simmer on low for 2-4 minutes until the dates are soft.
Place this mixture in a food processor, or blender and process until it’s a smooth paste.
In a large bowl, add the roasted oats mixture, the date paste and the chopped dried apples. Stir until well combined.
Press the mixture into a 13×9 pan, and cover. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
Remove from refrigerator and cut into 20 bars.