This is a fabulous recipe that my kids ask me to make every week, if not more! It's awesome because you can make them chewy or crunchy based on your preference and how long you cook them. I love them chewy but my gals prefer crunchy because they resemble a more store bought taste.
Recipe adapted from Superhealthykids.com
2 cups oats (not quick oats.....the real kind!)
1 tsp raw stevia powder (not really necessary. I don't always add this)
1 cup sprouted whole wheat flour (sprouted grains are much easier to digest)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup raw organic honey or maple syrup
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup raw coconut flakes
Optional 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients together. Stir well. The mix will be very crumbly. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and press the mix into the pan. This will take a little doing. I use a small cut of parchment paper to help me push the mixture down without sticking to my hands. Press until the crumbly dough has formed with the pan.
Bake at 325 for 20 minutes (or until edges are brown) for a crisp granola bar or 12 - 14 minutes for a softer bar. Remove from oven and let cool about 10 minutes. Remove from the pan by lifting by the parchment paper and cut into squares with a pizza cutter or just a big, sharp knife.
Store in a closed container in your pantry for up to 2 weeks or in your fridge for several weeks.
**Sometimes I remove the bars from the oven, cut a few and take them out (because I like them soft!) and then cook the remainder a little longer for my crispy bar lovin' kids.