Food

Beauty Seed Bars

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Granola bars are a perfect morning or afternoon snack, but so many of the ones on the market are full of sugar and not much else. These seed bars are gluten-free, packed full of antioxidants thanks to all of the seeds, and just sweet enough.

Makes 12 2-inch x 2-inch bars

1 cup walnut halves and pieces

1 ½ cup gluten free oats, divided

1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

¼ cup flax seeds

½ cup raw pumpkin seeds

½ cup roasted sunflower seeds

¼ cup hemp seeds

½ teaspoon cardamom

3 tablespoons melted coconut oil

½ teaspoon coarse sea salt, such as maldon

¼ cup brown rice syrup

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Place the walnuts, 1 cup of the oats, and the coconut flakes in the bowl of a food processor. Process for 30 seconds, or until finely ground.

3. Remove to a bowl and stir in the remaining ½ cup oats and all the other ingredients. Use your hands or a spatula to mix everything together.

4. Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and grease with coconut oil or cooking spray.

5. Transfer the mixture into the pan and use your fingers or a spatula to press it down evenly.

6. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the edges are golden; let cool completely before cutting into 12 bars.

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