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Supersede Bars

Nuts, oats and seeds are all you need to start your day with the right mix of nutrients. These bars are tasty enough to serve as a breakfast, snack or dessert and you will feel good about eating them and serving them to friends and family. Perfect for keeping in your backpack or purse, these granola bars are good and good for you. Feel free to add or delete ingredients to use what you have in the pantry or what you prefer. Next time, I will eliminate 1/2 cup of oats and replace with almonds or pecans and some chia seeds.
Author The Cowgirl Gourmet adapted this recipe from GOOP's website

Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnut halves and pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups organic oats or gluten-free oats divided into 1 cup and 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds also known as hemp hearts
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup roasted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or cardamom I used cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt such as Maldon
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or paste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper and grease with coconut oil or cooking spray. Set aside.

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

  3. Remove processor bowl and dump ground walnuts, oats and coconut in a big bowl. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup of oats and all of the other seeds (flax, hemp, pumpkin and sunflower), cinnamon (or cardamom) and salt and toss to combine.

  4. In a glass measuring cup or small bowl, stir together melted coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla and stir well to incorporate. Pour liquid onto the nut and seed mixture and, using a spatula or your hands, mix everything together and coat thoroughly.

  5. Carefully dump the nut and seed mixture into the prepared baking pan and use your fingers, an offset spatula or the bottom of a measuring cup to press it down evenly. Alternatively, you can top the mixture with a piece of parchment paper and press down thoroughly with your hands or back of measuring cup or glass. When you think it is well-pressed, press again so the ingredients really stick together well.

  6. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the edges are golden. Let cool completely before cutting into 12 bars. Reserve any remaining granola bar crumbs and sprinkle on yogurt. Store bars in an air-tight container and refrigerate.