No Bake Amaranth Granola Bars
Recipes For Himalayan Puffed Amaranth -Puffed AmaranthGranola Bars are a gluten free and grain free quick snacking option which gives you instant energy. These Energy Bars are made with Puffed Amaranth, Desiccated Coconut, Dry Fruits, Black Curranta, Hemp Seeds, Chia Seeds, Honey and Peanut Butter.
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat
2459 Trans Fat 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
1/2 cup SOS Organics Himalayan Puffed Amaranth (about 1/4 cup unpuffed grain) 1 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut 1/4 cup hemp seeds or bhang seeds 1/4 cup chia seeds 1/4 cup sesame seeds 1/2 cup honey (or brown rice syrup if vegan) 1/2 cup peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons lemon zest 1/2 cup shelled pistachios+ Almonds, Cashews, chopped 1/2 cup dried Black currant 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate or Chocolate chips (refrigerated) In a bowl add puffed amaranth, desiccated unsweetened coconut and hemp seeds. Also add sesame seeds and chia seeds. In the same bowl add fresh zest of a lemon. Yes yes trust me! Its the most magical ingredient in this recipe. Roughly chop Almonds, Pistachios, Cashews and other nuts you would like to add to the bar. Also chop dark chocolate bar into chunks. Ignore if you are using chocolate nibbles. Set aside. Grease a 8×8 inch baking tray with good quality parchment paper . Leave handles on the side to make it easy to remove from the pan. In a saucepan add some honey and peanut butter. Just heat it up to make it loose and runny. Once the honey and butter is melted turn the flame off and add vanilla essence to it and combine. Add the melted honey and butter to the amaranth seed mix and combine using a spatula. Add chopped nuts and black currants. Combine. Lastly, add chopped chocolate and mix. You will get a tough mixture to work with but that’s how it should be. Transfer the entire mixture the baking tray lines with parchment paper and even it out by pressing down with the help of a spatula. Let it sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to set. Cut into desired shapes using a long knife. Wrap them into individual packing using a food wrapping paper and store it in a cool place. This stays good for couple of weeks. You can use any nuts of your choice but the total measurement should be 1/2 cup You can substitute Black Currant with Raisins, dried cranberries, sultanas etc.but the total measurement should be 1/2 cup You can use combination of any seeds like pumpkin, sunflower, melon but they should not be less or more than 3/4 cups in total Peanut butter can be replaced by Almond butter , quantity remains the same.
By Anshu Pande
Adapted from The Secret Ingredient
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