I never like to skip breakfast or I feel weak and tired for longer in the mornings. But I'm also keen to get to work in my office and don't want to think about making a full breakfast. I tend to reach for granola or protein bars. There's plenty of choice in the stores, but there are simply way too many additives and unwanted cane sugar.
I stumbled upon a few granola bar recipes at home and tweaked this one based on what I had in the cupboards. I loved the result and felt it was definitely one to share! I'm currently eating a bar right now so I can vouch they are worth the effort! which I must say is still very minimal.
3 cup rolled oats
2 heaping tablespoons hemp protein powder
1/2 cup almond flakes
1 pinch of salt
1/4 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup hazelnut/almond butter
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
Rough chopped dark chocolate
Line a tray with wax paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, hemp powder, almond flakes and salt.
Add the the coconut oil, hazelnut/almond butter, honey and vanilla extract to a small pot over medium heat stirring gently, not to be brought to a boil, just until combined and smooth.
Poor the liquid mixture over the dry mixture and stir until combined. Stir in the dark chocolate.
Poor the mix onto the tray, begin to press flat, sprinkle more almond flakes on top, and pack down hard. If you don't pack firmly enough the bars may have more difficulty staying together.
Place in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour to set.