Back in January I made these granola bites that a friend shared the recipe for. They made the perfect snacks to take along with us on the go and I wanted to make some more homemade granola treats. My husband has this week off of work so it was the perfect time to confine myself to the kitchen experimenting with recipes and ingredients and making snacks for the next couple of weeks in bulk. (We won't mention my failed fruit leather just yet.)
I had sort of created these on a whim when I couldn't find the original recipe I was looking for. They came out with a crumbly, crunchy consistency like a cookie so we've just been referring to them as "granola cookies."
Here's what you need to make these:
4 1/2c quick cook oats
1/2c coconut oil
2 tablespoons flax seed
2 tablespoons chia seed
2 tablespoons wheat germ
1/4 tsp. vanilla
A couple small pinches of organic brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon dark chocolate cacao powder or baking cocoa
handful of raisins
You mix the ingredients together until they're combined. The consistency should be wet enough to be moldable, but not too wet. If it's too wet, add more oats. If it's too dry, add a little bit more honey (or agave).
Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray or olive oil. Press the mixture into the wells until it's packed in tightly. Bake them in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
I let these cool in the muffin tin for a little over an hour before I tried to remove them. If they're a little warm, they might crumble. Lesson learned the hard way.
These make the perfectly sized snacks for on the go or just to have around the house for easy access. Our 'fridge is now filled with them for healthy, yummy snacking throughout the upcoming week!