Healthy Carrot Cake Granola Bars
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed, ground
- 2 1/2 tablespoon water
- 1 3/4 cup oats, dry
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- 2/3 cup raisins, seedless
- 1 medium carrot
- 1/3 cup coconut flakes
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup almond butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 3 quart baking dish with parchment paper.
Combine ground flaxseed and water in a small bowl to make a flaxseed "egg." Allow to sit for 10 minutes to congeal.
Pulse oats and nuts in a food processor until semi-finely chopped but not powdery.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine pulsed oats and nuts, raisins, grated carrot, coconut, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
In a microwave safe bowl, heat honey and almond butter for 20 seconds, or until easy to stir together.
Add the honey/almond butter mixture and flaxseed egg to the medium bowl with oat mixture. Stir until fully mixed.
Pour mixture into lined baking dish and spread out until it is even and about 1/2 inch thick (mixture likely will not cover the entire length of the baking dish).
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until edges slightly brown.
Remove from the over and allow to cool for 10 minutes before cutting bars. Let cool completely before removing and eating bars.
Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 95mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g